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By-gone cocktail fads

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By-gone cocktail fads

Chefpaulo | Jun 29, 2008 08:28 AM

We were sitting around drinking the other night (surprise! surprise!) discussing cocktails that were a flash-in-the-pan. A few came up. I have neither seen a menu posting nor have been offered a Harvey Wallbanger or a Pimm's Cup since I was in bell bottoms. The wham-bang-zoom Long Island Tea has also disappeared around here (Philly). I sometimes have to explain to a bartender (young enough to be my offspring) what constitutes a Planter's Punch.

So, what else has suddenly come and gone that is either missed or not? I guess the Wallbanger was more of a novelty than aclassic as, after two moves and 12 years, I eventually tossed the burdensome half bottle of remaining Galliano. Tastes like bubble gum to me. And that Midori stuff? Forget it. Smells and looks like green apple liquid hand soap.

Anything you miss and wish would return to popularity?

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