OK, for whatever reason I thought this was a good moment to ask you 'Hounds: what are your funniest cocktails?
A few years back, during a particularly memorable early AM earthquake here in L.A., my neighbor, in his wrecked, pitch-black kitchen, invented:
The Delirium Tremor:
"Two jiggers warm gin and whatever soda pop you can find in the house. Serve without ice after every aftershock until you stop shaking."
However my favorites are from P.J. O'Rourke (no shock, if you know me) and include:
The Clarabell Cocktail:
"Fill one guest with Scotch. Then squirt him in the face with a seltzer bottle."
and of course:
The Whiskey Sweet and Sour:
"Pour three ounces of blended whiskey in a Delmonico glass and stir in Chinese food to taste."
A silly topic, to be sure. Any takers? I can't wait to check back in six months or so . . .
P.S. - I recently saw an ice cube mold for sale online somewhere in the shape of a little ship for making "Gin and Titonics" (you add the mini frozen ocean liner to the glass amidst the "icebergs") and I think I'm going to buy them now!