And then along comes Thursday… and Meshugga Beach Party at Forbidden Island. What a blast we had! These local to Alameda fellas (and one lovely gal) were hands down fantastic, as usual. I really love this band. If you’re not familiar with Meshugga Beach Party, they play surf versions of traditional Jewish tunes. Too much fun! Of course, I was making cocktails like crazy, but I did manage some photos:
Meshugga Mel asked me to create a cocktail for him with Slivovitz for their appearance at Forbidden Island… I took the challenge and came up with the Suffering Shlemiel (shown below), with Slivovitz Kosher Plum Brandy, more Brandy, Cherry Heering, Bourbon, and Ginger Ale. Mel’s comment on the cocktail:
“I had a chance to preview the Suffering Shlemeil last night, and I have to say, not much suffering involved - an amazing feat of mixology. Of course, I suspect the true suffering comes from drinking too many!” --Mel Waldorf
We also had a special guest in the house, MiMi Le Meaux, burlesque dancer extraordinaire. Here she is pictured with Melissa, cocktail waitress at FI:
Next up – details about week 3 of the Black Orchid Club, and photos of the Rhapsody in Blue! Stay tuned!
I’ll see YOU at the Island!