I frequently write about things that have been buried deep in the archives and somehow bubbled their way up. There is, however, another category of amazing items: the stuff that just came in the door.
When I walked in to the Woodson this morning I was immediately met by one of my colleagues who was holding this small gem in her outstretched hands:
It was an RPC/Sid Rich class, non-credit of course, and apparently based on a similar class at Harvard:
The whole thing is interesting, although many of the cocktails sound hideously sweet. I was particularly intrigued by the February 4th topics, which include “Businessman Drinks.” Since Mr. Rice History Corner is by anyone’s definition a businessman I wondered if there might be something for him that I hadn’t already thought of. No such luck–these are basically right on target, although I can’t imagine him drinking a gimlet (or a brandy alexander for that matter):
And many thanks to the gang who put this course together:
Bonus: Hope springs eternal.