If we aren't personally following all the numbers coming out of the markets these days, someone we know is, and they've been relaying the information to us, and it makes a lot of people long for a relaxing night out and a nice, cold cocktail. Luau, the new-ish tiki-cool hot spot in Beverly Hills, and Il Sole, the celeb-popular Italian restaurant on the Sunset Strip, have tied those daily fluctuations to some fresh libations.
Don your banker's visor -- and a flirty, shimmery, go-out top -- and lean in closer to hear the whole sweet deal: The cocktail's price tag will follow the Dow Jones Industrial Index daily. The restaurants went back to February 2008 to find the baseline price ($14), and now, when each day wraps, the new price will be figured. So, as of a couple days ago, the recession cocktails were running at just south of nine bucks, give or take a few dimes and quarters.
Still not following? Order a Recession Cocktail and sip away while your friendly bartender or restaurant host explains it all to you. Maybe charts will be involved? We hope.