(Ed note: After the success of Nata Traub's first post here, I convinced her to contribute a regular column that would feature drinks inspired by poems. This is the first of what we know will be a popular series. For more of Nata's cocktail recipes check out her blog. sdh)
Monday I have Friday (Cocktails) on my mind. Truth be told, everyday I have Cocktails on my mind. Just about anything can get me going. After reading Pat Smith's Invitation to a Masquerade, it set my mind wandering. The title itself conjured up pools of Rum swirling in spices. I set out to my office (above), and began creating. A drink to Kings and wrought iron fences with Mardi Gras snapping at its heels.