Most courtship takes place in the evening, starting with bathing and preening. The female of the species may spend hours working on her plumage and makeup. The male concentrates on shaving his facial hair into the desired effect to attract the right mate: clean shaven for the girl who cares about success and prosperity, a goatee for the woman who desires adventure, and no shaving to attract the female who prefers life in a Volkswagen bus. Aromatherapy is usually in play as well. The female douses herself with a bouquet of floral or fruity aromas, while the male is drawn toward woody or spicy scents.
If the female is unable to lure a male, she lowers her top or lifts her skirt, which usually solicits a mate. If the male is unable to lure a mate, he may try to fight an already-paired male in hopes of winning over his mate. However, aggression does not usually entice the female of the species, and males who resort to this method usually leave alone.
Once the mating dance is complete, the male and female advance to a nesting site and stay until morning.
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. gin
1 oz. lemon
1 oz. lime
1.5 oz. of simple syrup
Shake and serve up in a martini glass
Garnish the rim with heart shaped maraschino cherries