'80s Human League dance hit reduced to one lyric: Working as a waitress in a cocktail bar


I was walking through a mirror in a Cocteau bar. A Cocteau bar!


Cocteau Twins?


I have heard of them, but I was thinking of the painter, director, etc Jean Cocteau. He had a thing for mirrors!

ETA: So Cocteau Twins would basically be a person and their reflection.


From your cite:
During Prohibition in the United States (1919–1933), when alcoholic beverages were illegal, cocktails were still consumed illegally in establishments known as speakeasies. The quality of liquor available during Prohibition was much worse than previously.[13] There was a shift from whiskey to gin, which does not require aging and is therefore easier to produce illicitly.[14]
Honey, fruit juices, and other flavorings served to mask the foul taste
of the inferior liquors. Sweet cocktails were easier to drink quickly,
an important consideration when the establishment might be raided at any

Now compare

I did not say the cocktail was invented during prohibition but I do know from first hand testimony that speakeasys served whatever available cheap rotgut in mixed drinks, cocktails, rather than what we would probably call normal or drinkable alcoholic drinks.


I can’t stop giggling, while at the same time it feels a bit like going crazy.


Ewe were working in a cocktail bar?

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