Alberta "Miss Flighty" Straub

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Occupation "Master Mixtress" & Hostess of video-podcast "Cocktails on the Fly"
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Introduction Tired of the same old cocktail fare? “Stir it up” with S.F.’s “Hostess with the Mostest,” Cocktail Maven Alberta Straub. Dubbed the “Alice Waters of Booze,” ‘cause of her fresh, innovative drink concoctions, custom-made to with “extra-care,”you’ll see why her guests claim, “once you’ve had Alberta’s drinks its hard to have anyone else’s.” - S.F. Chronicle, 2/27/04.
Interests bar, mixology, classic cocktails, bourbon, rye, Lillet, Vermouth, the Jet Age, vintage Stewardess Style, Modern Furniture, architecture, history, leopard print, Emma Peel, Sleeping, the Pegu Club, corsets, "Cocktails on the Fly", vinyl records, funk, rare groove, jazz, wigs, vintage lingerie, Pan Am, Jerry Lewis, Ferrets
Favorite Movies Get Carter (original of course), the Killing, the Postman Always Rings Twice, Hero, Flirting with Disaster, Touch of Evil, Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, Bullitt (Steve McQueen lives across the street from me in the film!), the Apartment, the Thin Man, Some Came Running, Kiss Me Stupid, the Nutty Professor, the Sweet Smell of Success, Barbarella, Traffic, Happiness, Thank you for Smoking, Best in Show, From Russia with Love, the Big Lebowski, Hang em High, and Goodfellas.
Favorite Music John Hammond, the Blackbyrds, the Chocolate Watchband, Sergio Mendes and the Brazil '66, Roy Budd, Wes Montgomery, Ian Brown, Nina Simone, Beastie Boys, the Beatles, Stan Getz, Persuasive Percussion, Jimmy Smith or almost anyone on the Hammond B3, Bernard Purdie on the drums, always, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Mandrill, and almost anything with Arp Synthesizer.
Favorite Books Jim Thompson / Dino-Nick Tosches / Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin-Marion Meade / The Delicate Prey-Paul Bowles / City of Quartz-Mike Davis / Cruddy-Lynda Barry / Coffee, Tea, or Me?-Baker-Jones / The Thin Man-Dashiel Hammet / Lloyd Llewllyn-Dan Clowes / The Bunny Years / Designs for Modern Living / Eyewitness to the American West / Not June Cleaver / Last Night a DJ Saved My Life / TimeLife "Man in Space".....

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