Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

Cocktail Fancies - Shadow and Light

Cocktail Fancies – Light and Shadow

There are many suggestions for the origin of the word cocktail, almost as many as the choice of drinks available at the Skyline Bar in Riga.

Some say that it was customary to put a feather, presumably from a cock’s tail, in the drink to serve both as decoration and to signal to teetotalers that the drink contained alcohol but my favourite is that after a cock fight it was customary to mix a drink with a different shot of alcohol for each remaining feather in the winning bird’s tail.

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6 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

  1. Whatever the reason I like the end product. 🙂


  2. Brilliant! I absolutely love it,


  3. The cocktails stops here, please. Forget the feather. Ick. 🙂


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