Stories by Sarah

The Cocktail Set


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My husband bought me the cocktail set for my birthday. It had the lot – glasses, shaker, strainer, jigger, muddler, bar spoon, pourer, spirits, ice and mixers. What fun!

“So how do we make a cocktail?” he asked.

“Depends what kind,” I replied, looking around. “Where are the recipes?”

“Recipes?” he gulped.

“Nevermind, let’s just wing it,” I said adventurously.

Two bottles of gin, a bottle of tequila, and numerous mixers later, we had not only made a mess, but were incredibly drunk!

“What’s this one called?” he hiccoughed.

“Orange you glad we’re out of alcohol,” I laughed.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Bikurgurl, 100 Word Wednesday, Week 30

Free Verse, Poetry by Sarah

Feral Fox

Cracking open a red wine
We’ve had cellared for a while.
Remembering our trip to D’areys,
Made me stop and a smile.

We tasted and we swished
The red liquid ’round and ’round.
Until we had decided,
The best wines to be found

Many purchases were made that day.
They’ve lasted quite some years.
There’s nothing better in winter,
Than wine (it sure beats beers!)

So as I pour my portion,
And swill it in my glass.
I think 8.4 standard drinks,
Is actually a farce.

The way I pour my red wine,
Is more generous than some.
I will probably be a ‘feral fox’
By the time this bottle’s done.

By Sarah ©2017


Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt, Word: portion