As a young homeowner/parent without a penny to my name, I purchased TUNA and PUFFED RICE.
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It's all about the names now. Generic BEER does not have the same appeal as Saint Arnold Fancy Lawn Mower. The son formerly known as Woolly Mammoth reports when he first tasted an I.P.A. his tastebuds hollered, "grass clippings".
MIRAGE is the name coined by that former Woolly Mammoth son for his punchbowl concoction of pink grapefruit juice, gin, and Campari--an appropriate name both atmospheric and predictive of imbibers' mental state.
Did the Woolly Mammoth invent this recipe? Heavens to Betsy, no. My own pink grapefruit and gin concoction was variously known as the "Pinewood Bowl," the "Leaky Radiator," or the "Stranded Sunburn". Grenadine may or may not have been in the thermos. The impaired vehicle was the '61 Plymouth Sport Fury. Of course!
ELI WHITNEY is the name given by a Lunch Bunch alum to a poor college student punch of gin and "blue drink". BLUE DRINK is that pseudo-raspberry cotton candy econo fake juice well known to starving students. And therefore a punch made with cotton candy blue drink and gin was named for the inventor of the cotton gin. And, yes, it is nearly undrinkable!
Your challenge is to invent a punch or cocktail worthy of the name ROBERT FULTON. Let me know what you concoct.
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