• Cocktails,  Crime Fiction,  Organized Crime

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and the Cocktails That Go With It

    We avoid sentimentality, but the culture is awash in it on Valentine’s Day.  This “holiday” is not traditionally associated with business crime, but we will do our best.  The day is sometimes associated with alcohol, and this year happens to fall on a Friday.  We acquit ourselves well in this latter regard. Here’s a story about the February 14, 1929 slaughter from the Chicago Tribune:  the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: On this frigid morning, in an unheated brick garage at 2122 N. Clark St., seven men were lined up against a whitewashed wall and pumped with 90 bullets from submachine guns, shotguns and a revolver. It was the most infamous…