Search This Blog

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Downton Abbey Season 3

Who is pumped for the North American debut of Downton Abbey Season 3?  Cannot wait until Shirley Maclaine makes her debut as Lady Grantham’s mother and I am eagerly awaiting the acid jibes that is sure to be exchanged with Lady Violet. 

Season 3 of Downton will take us up to the early 1920's.  I am obsessed with the Roaring Twenties.  How can you not love Jazz Age Flappers?  They defied convention by wearing short skirts and lots of make-up, they cursed, acted outlandish and drank cocktails.  Hellz yeah!  And despite Prohibition in the U.S. and parts of Canada, there sure was a lot of Spiritz happening! 

Get your jazz age on by dropping some of these slang words popular back in the day.
Barneymugging-- Sex
Bee's Knees -- The ultimate
Brooksy--Classy dresser
Cat's Meow--Something great or stylish
Cellar Smeller--A young man who always turns up where liquor is to be had without cost
Edisoned--Being asked a lot of questions
Father Time--Any man over 30 years of age
Giggle Water -- An alcoholic beverage
Lemon Squeezer--An elevator
Rock of Ages--Any woman over 30 years of age
Spiffy -- All dressed up
Swell -- Wonderful
Tomato--A young woman shy of brains

You sure don’t have to be a tomato to know that it sure is swell to be a rock of ages cellar smeller who likes to barneymug my father time in a lemon squeezer after some giggle water. 

Thankfully there is no need to swill any bathtub gin tomorrow night.  Instead behold the
Louise Brooks Martini 


1-1/2 oz Chambord Vodka


Shake with ice and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a blackberry and a lime twist.

Check out this great blog written by Hari - she blogs about all things flapper I am a little jealous as she is from the U.K. and has already seen Season 3 of Downton Abbey.

"I wish I could drink like a lady.
I can take one or two at the most.
Three and I’m under the table.
Four and I’m under the host." -- Dorothy Parker

No comments:

Post a Comment