Bank’s Closed Cocktail

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“I’m goofy for ya!”

“You’re bent.”

“I think you’re the cat’s pajamas!”

“Oh, tell it to Sweeney.”

“Howsabout we ankle it over the struggle buggy for a pet!”

“Sorry, Mac. Bank’s closed.”

The 1920s saw the younger generation casting off the shackles of Edwardian mores, and their slang punctuated this new-found freedom, and since the older generation had no idea what they were talking about, all the better. Seen through rose-colored glasses, such frivolity appears quaint and somewhat silly, but any sillier than some of today’s teenage vernacular? The “flaming Youth” of the 1920s paved the way for generations of rebellious teenagers.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to see a man about a dog.

Bank’s Closed Cocktail

2 oz Bourbon

1 oz Cointreau

1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Club Soda (optional)

Shake well with ice and strain into a highball glass with a couple lumps of ice. Top with a splash of soda water if desired. This drink can also be served up, without the ice in a cocktail glass.

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