The era of the three-martini lunch
seems to be far behind us.
While few indulge in a Don Draperesque three-martini lunch
, the thought of a well-constructed Manhattan or Moscow Mule is appealing to the after-work or weekend imbiber.
After all, Lambert points out, the three-Martini lunch
ubiquitous back then was followed by a sofa in the office and an afternoon to sleep it off.
A literary triptych, Three-Martini Lunch
is a coming-of-age tale about three dreamers trying to break into the New York literary scene.
Carter condemned the practice of the three-martini lunch
during his 1976 presidential campaign.
In my dad's day, it was the three-martini lunch
. Maybe the new three-martini lunch
is Google and Rubicon throwing these outrageous parties at trade shows.
In the past, business relationships were often built over the three-martini lunch
and rounds of golf.
For example, Ghezzi says she saw a company sued for damages when one of its staff members had a three-martini lunch
and caused a car accident on the way back to work.
Cocktails have been part of our social history from Prohibition to the three-martini lunch
In a world where the three-piece suit has been replaced by khakis, and the three-martini lunch
has been replaced by working through lunch, the traditional realms of business and pleasure, work and relaxation, have been forced to meld into one big happy "work/life."
But a de minimis three-martini lunch
? Is there a "private dinning room" exception that I've missed for these years?
Why has the three-martini lunch
become as retrograde as the smoking jacket or the hoop skirt?