Paternal Drunk - Post 31 - Conquistador - S July 17

Conquistador

“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?” […]

Paternal Drunk - Post 26 - Vieux Carre - S April 23

Vieux Carré

We’re in the home stretch now. Welcome to Part 6 of 7 of the seemingly interminable series I began featuring the “Drinks We Drank at Drink.” The Vieux Carré was my first cocktail at Drink and was made for me based on my preference for rye and amari. What’s that? Italian amaro isn’t an ingredient […]

Paternal Drunk - Post 25 - Bohemian - S April 17

Bohemian

Alright folks, welcome to part 5 of 7 of the “Drinks We Drank at Drink” series that’s been in progress since I returned from the glorious city of Boston some weeks ago. The subject of this post was a cocktail that was prepared for another of my dear friends – a man who is both […]

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