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.
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..
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.
“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.
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.”