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Mon November 5, 2012
Pouring Over Election Day Results With Cocktails
If you've never heard of a Maiden’s Blush or a Parkeroo, you're not alone, but a new book catalogues these and other forgotten cocktails from past generations.
Up to Date, get your highball glasses ready as we talk with Lesley M. M. Blume, author of Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition, and wine and spirit expert Doug Frost about these hidden classics.
We'll keep you in good spirits this Election Day as we explore the ultimate libations for celebration or commiseration at your political parties.
Kansas City native Doug Frost is a wine consultant, writer and one of only three people in the world to hold both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titles.
Lesley M. M. Blume is an author, journalist, and cultural observer based in New York City. She began her career at The Jordan Times in Amman and Cronkite Productions in New York City. She later became an off-air reporter and researcher for ABC News Nightline with Ted Koppel in Washington, D.C., where she helped cover the historic presidential election in 2000, the 9/11 attacks, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a myriad of other events and topics.
Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Slate, The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal and Departures magazine. She co-created and served as founding editor of The Window, Barneys New York’s online fashion and culture magazine, and is also The Huffington Post‘s longtime contributing style editor.
Her previous books include others in the Let’s Bring Back series, It Happened Here, Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, and Other Nasties, The Wondrous Journals of Wendell Wellington Wiggins and Tennyson.
She studied history at Williams College, Oxford University, and Cambridge University, where she was a Herchel Smith scholar.