#A-Z Challenge – Z Is For Zombie

This is not a story, this is a cocktail party.
She wore Black Velvet with Gibson in tow. She looked slender like a Singapore Sling glass. She was to narrate Death In The Afternoon during tonight’s reading session for the Old Etonians, who were served Irish Car Bomb at the French Riviera. Her friends preferred Caribou Lou while kids settled for Astro Pop candies.
John Collins and Rickey tended the bar. While the former mixed out Kir Royale, U-Boot and Negroni, later did Moscow Mule, Rum Swizzle and Quentao. They acceded to put Tequila Sunrise, Xanthia and Paradise off the menu. The White Russians demanded Vesper, whereas, El Presidente was served at VIP lounge.
Yorsh for the hosts, and Zombie for hungovers.
To April, With Love.

P. S – Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums. The Zombie is the twentieth century’s most storied cocktail, with its invention becoming the touchstone for the first wave of Tiki cocktails in the middle of the last century. It first appeared in late 1934, invented by Donn Beach (formerly Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gannt) of Hollywood’s Don the Beachcomber restaurant. Legend has it that Donn Beach originally concocted the Zombie to help a hung-over customer get through a business meeting. The customer returned several days later to complain that he had been turned into a zombie for his entire trip.
I have signed up for Blogging From A-Z Challenge- April 2017. I would be writing 100 words fiction this A-Z season. My fiction pieces will be twisted around various cocktails.
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#A-Z Challenge – Y Is For Yorsh

By the time he reached home, it was way past midnight. Totally excited to see her after long time, he had planned for a perfect surprise. He ensured all checkboxes were ticked off before he left his place and made mental notes of further arrangements. Standing outside her apartment, one glance towards her window, he felt he saw a shadow lurking inside. His pace grew faster and he threw the door open with a bang.
She claimed to have killed him in self defense thinking him to be a burglar.
Two glasses of unfinished Yorsh lay on her bedroom chest.

P. S – Yorsh is a Russian mixed drink consisting of beer thoroughly mixed with an ample quantity of vodka. It is traditionally drunk in a social setting, typically with a toast followed by downing a full glass of it at one go. Vodka, being largely flavorless, does not greatly alter the taste of beer but does increase the alcohol content significantly..
I have signed up for Blogging From A-Z Challenge- April 2017. I would be writing 100 words fiction this A-Z season. My fiction pieces will be twisted around various cocktails.
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#A-Z Challenge – X Is For Xanthia

Marriage changed the dynamics of their relationship and life seemed to have taken a 3600 turn all of a sudden. The nights which ended snuggling in each other’s arms hardly existed. She felt the drift way before husband had.
Her lost confidence boosted in leaps from the day she had started dating (him). What started with a wrong number, ended in long phone calls and cocktail dates, particularly with the Xanthia. There was no looking back. She used to reach home, complete usual chores, and sleep blissfully until one evening.
She found dearest husband kissing (his) wife by the bar.

P. S – Xanthia is a cocktail made from Dry Gin, Cherry Brandy and Yellow Chartreuse, and served in a chilled cocktail glass. The origin of the cocktail dates back to the 1920s, however, the actualities are pretty much muddled.
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#A-Z Challenge – W Is For White Russian

“When in doubt, ask a lot of questions. Relevant or irrelevant, the culprit will spit out truth anyway.” He was taught by his mentor. Besides, he was far away from being tired and thought he ought to be active. At sudden idea of confusing the captive, he asked if he ever witnessed a Black Russian. The captive was indeed flabbergasted. Having zero knowledge, he gave a puzzled reply “I have mostly heard and seen White Russians, that too in the downtown bar”.
It was his turn to be astonished. “Did his reply direct towards people or the drink?” he wondered.

P. S – White Russian is a cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa or Tia Maria), and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Often milk will be used as an alternative to cream. The traditional cocktail known as a Black Russian, which first appeared in 1949, becomes a White Russian with the addition of cream. Neither drink is Russian in origin, but both are so named due to vodka being the primary ingredient.
I have signed up for Blogging From A-Z Challenge- April 2017. I would be writing 100 words fiction this A-Z season. My fiction pieces will be twisted around various cocktails.
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#A-Z Challenge – V Is For Vesper

She was incessantly on his trail for the past one month. By now, she was no stranger to his mundane activities. There was nothing unusual about his ventures and she almost lost hope of succeeding in digging out any new facts. “Did he smell anything fishy?” She wondered. But tonight he did something unprecedented and made that long awaited mistake she wished for. She dialed all numbers the moment she saw him walking towards his backyard with digging tools. His arrest was master stroke in gaining ladders.
Later, during the day, savoring on Vesper, she felt like “The Lady Bond”.

P. S – Vesper or Vesper Martini is a cocktail that was originally made of gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet. The drink was invented and named by Ian Fleming in the 1953 James Bond novel Casino Royale. In actuality, the book version of the Vesper was created by Fleming’s friend Ivar Bryce. In Bryce’s copy of Casino Royale Fleming inscribed “For Ivar, who mixed the first Vesper and said the good word.”
I have signed up for Blogging From A-Z Challenge- April 2017. I would be writing 100 words fiction this A-Z season. My fiction pieces will be twisted around various cocktails.
My Alphabet List – A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
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