1970's cocktail culture?
She stares into space.
very different from the fifties meets at the Algonquin or any other three martini lunches, at least in my purview.
I wouldn't call seventies drinks cocktails. I'd call them margaritas in tall beer glasses. Two were deadly, and one was a no-driver, as in kill some time and have dinner and dance before getting in that car.
I did know a couple of people then who chugged irish whisky over a night of talk.. they were actors or directors.
Early seventies - I remember gin and tonics at parties in San Diego, but I think of that as more sixties transitional. I have vague memories of gimlets, but that was at a much older friend's house, about my age now, my age not representing this time and place. I remember having a Manhattan or two in the seventies, probably at nicey restaurants. We were more interested in wine at Trader Joes as the seventies wore on.
Mostly I'm bogged down by sixties mems of bad red wine, grass or not, depending on the company, and in either case, multiple expurgative and occasionally pretty interesting, though not always, soliloquies about life until about three in the morning, unless we were all playing the board game Risk, and then it went on until about 5 am. With certain folk there was always a theme - politics, literature (which left me thudded).. those were the main two, and that carried on through the seventies, eighties, in various ways.