I can make a cocktail that will take you back 30 years. If you tell me what you had as a child, I can take you there in one second — take you back to when your mommy tucked you in and gave you a hot chocolate. The same exact scent.
— Mixologist Alex Ott, quoted in The Sorcerer of Shaken and Stirred at the New York Times.
Another reference to Roman Kaiser! OK, I give up–I’ll try to figure out interlibrary loan today…
I bet he can’t replicate Violet the Locket Doll. When I was little…um circa 1970, they made these little 6″ dolls that came in a bubble like clip on locket. All the dolls were named after flowers, and smelled supposedly like the flower. Violet had lavender hair and this amazing smell. I will never forget the beautiful smell of that doll. It got me interested in fragrance and shortly thereafter I got into trouble for using my mother’s Avon Charisma bath oil and filling it back up with water to fool her. It didn’t work, and had little water bubbles in it instead. But shortly thereafter I got some little girl perfume of my own. I don’t remember it. But I will never forget the smell of that doll. I feel like if I tried hard enough, I could smell it again. It is so close and yet so unattainable.
LOL…that would be a tall order!
Sounds like an amazing toy!
A cocktail that will take me back 30 years? How about one that tastes like Coca-Cola used to taste circa 1980, before they messed with the formula and replaced the sugar with high fructose corn syrup?
And a real, honest-to-goodness cherry coke from a soda fountain, back when they mixed them with syrups. (That goes back even more than 30 years)
50–you know about Mexican Coca Cola right? The factory there uses sugar (something to do with tariffs and subsidies). The little green glass bottles are pretty easy to get a hold of in TX.
Supposedly they are going to switch, at least, that’s what I’ve heard: that Mexico is going to switch away from sugar. Worth looking into, since it isn’t like they’re going to make an announcement if & when they do.
I read the article. ” He began to see his customers, he said, as “individual biospheres that I could manipulate with my drinks.” ” That cracked me up.
That Tobacco Vanille cocktail with the spiced rum, pear juice, lime juice, tobacco-infused honey, fig jam, vanilla essence and a pinch of powdered sandalwood sounds like a list of perfume notes, doesn’t it? I really enjoy people who love what they do this much, too.
Hey, the author didn’t say whether the Little Death produced the aforementioned carnal stirrings! I feel cheated.