I was in a restaurant, waiting for my colleagues to arrive for a business meeting, when the bartender asked me if I’d like a drink. Yes, I would, but I hadn’t had a mixed drink in twenty-five years.
I’ll be sixty this year. Wine was my drink but now it makes me sick, so I didn’t know what to order. The bartender suggested a drink that combined orange juice, cranberry juice, peach schnapps and vodka. I discovered that, indeed, I did like that.
I liked it so much that I bought bottles of vodka and peach schnapps (I already had the orange and cranberry juices). The last time I bought a bottle of liquor was in 1972 for my friend’s birthday party. Buying liquor again was a big deal, so I told my mother about it.
My mother is 88 and she drinks Mudslides. When she was 78, she accompanied…
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