Paternal Drunk - Post 33 - Cobble Hill - S December 15

Cobble Hill

Well, the Paternal Drunk is back from a bit of an extended break. During my absence from the blogosphere, my number of chillens has grown from one to two. Egad! I am now the proud father of two beautiful daughters, God help me. I predict a spike in my drinking habits in, say… 12 years. […]

Paternal Drunk - Post 32 - Left Hand - S September 28

Left Hand

“When they send for you, you go in alive, you come out dead, and it’s your best friend that does it.” – Benjamin ‘Lefty’ Ruggiero, “Donnie Brasco” The Left Hand cocktail can be described a couple different ways. It’s my understanding that Sam Ross, the creator of the drink, described it as the confluence of […]

Paternal Drunk - Post 31 - Conquistador - S July 17


“Nosotros los españoles sufrimos de una enfermedad del corazón que sólo el oro puede curar” “We Spaniards suffer from a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure.” – Hernán Cortés Conquistadors, from the Spanish/Portuguese word meaning “conquerors”, were murderous, disease-spreading bastards operating under the guises of “adventurers” and “explorers”. These Spaniards and Portuguese […]

Paternal Drunk - Post 30 - Paper Plane - S June 22

Paper Plane

I fly like paper, get high like planes If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name If you come around here, I make ‘em all day I get one down in a second if you wait – Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam (M.I.A.) This drink was created by Sam Ross when he […]

Paternal Drunk - Post 29 - End of Days - S June 14

End of Days

Man, I love a good India Pale Ale. Bitter is better, I say. And I’m not alone in this sentiment – it would seem that the entire beerscape has shifted towards hop-forward, higher alcohol beers over the past few years. It appears that everyone – at least those breweries with some business acumen – makes […]

Paternal Drunk - Post 28 - Oregano Julep - S June 05

Julepe de Orégano

It’s Kentucky Derby time! Wait, the Derby was a month ago? Shit! Okay, well, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Wait.. it’s the… 5th of… June. Huh. Is Cinco de Junio a thing? No? Goddamnit. Well, then. This is embarrassing. I’ve been slacking off as of late, it seems. Well, if I’m honest, I haven’t been slacking […]

Paternal Drunk - Post 27 - Red Hook - S May 05

Red Hook

“Jesus!” I said. “Red Hook!” “Sure,” he says. “Dat’s where it was, all right.” “Well, you keep outa deh,” I says. “You stay away from deh.” “Why?” he says. “What’s wrong wit it?” “Oh,” I says, “it’s a good place to stay away from, dat’s all. It’s a good place to keep out of.” “Why?” […]


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