How is everyone doing out there? How is your St. Patrick’s Day?  We are doing fine here. Here inside our house. Here inside our house where we are trying to work from home and homeschool our children.

You know what…who wants a drink?


This drink is from our stash of lucky number cards that used to be dispensed by tabletop machines at restaurants. They are the perfect little size to throw into a container, and then just reach in and pick one out at random.

Today’s pick was Appetizer Cocktail!


From vintage tabletop fortune card

Tested Recipe!


 1 oz gin
 1 oz Dubonnet


Stir with cracked ice.


 1 oz gin
 1 oz Dubonnet



Stir with cracked ice.

Appetizer Cocktail

I was fussing around with a camera a lot during this test. Finally, Tom leaned over and grabbed my hand.

“What’s wrong?”

“I can’t get the lighting right.”

He waved his other hand in the air dismissively. “Please, no one is going to care. They just want to see something that isn’t about COVID-19. Just take the picture.”

So I did.




“This is good. This is really good.”

“Oh good. If it would have sucked I might have lost it.”

“Nope, it’s great. Now, if you will excuse me, I’m going to sit on the couch and drink my drink.”

The Verdict: Really Good

From The Tasting Notes –

Thankfully, this one worked out. Maximizes the aromatics. The juniper/pine scent and flavor is still there, but it is really well balanced out with the fruit in the Dubonnet.