Cocktail Cabinet of the Apocalypse: an introduction

It’s said that there’s a cocktail for every occasion… and the apocalypse is no exception.

Just because it’s the end of the world, it doesn’t mean we have to give up the finer things in life. And besides, cocktails have their uses – even being a source of nutrition in their own right (stay with me, ladies, I’m going somewhere with this).
There’s a few factors to consider when choosing the drinks for your post-apocalyptic soiree, besides what ingredients you’ve been able to loot.
A long drink (for example, a Long Island Iced Tea) will provide more hydration than a shot of vodka, while a fruit-based cocktail (a Screwdriver) will give you a vitamin hit.
On the other hand, if there’s any danger of pollution, you might want to consider a largely spirit-based drink (step forward, classic Martini) as these are inevitably going to be “cleaner” drinks. And for a quick fix of salt & vitamin C, nothing beats a tequila slammer.
Even the most basic cocktails have their potential purposes: brandy and whisky have long been considered “medicinal”.
So let’s talk cocktails, and look at the most glamorous drinks for when the dying sun is well and truly over the yardarm…
—Daystar out—

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