I usually order Vodka Collins when I go to bar. But when I got tickets to The Magic Castle in Hollywood, I thought I'd go for something fancier -- the Singapore Sling.
If you've never been to The Magic Castle, it is a private club for magicians and their friends that is nestled in the hills of Hollywood. Inside is a multi-story mansion with gothic décor and a bar around every corner. They have a few showrooms where you can see magic shows, and you have to dress up and bring a lot of cash because everything is over-priced. I especially like going because -- for some reason -- I'm always picked as the magician's unwitting volunteer to assist in a trick or two.
I get a group of five of us to go and after saying "Open Sesame!" a wall slides open and we're in the club. We head directly for the piano lounge and get the waitress' attention. The cocktail waitress shortly returns with our drinks.