Tag Archives: rye

January 09

De la Louisiane

Happy New Year! I trust everyone rung in the New Year in a completely responsible and respectable manner. I did. I certainly didn’t wake up with a debilitating hangover, forcibly ejected from the halls of sleep at 6 AM by a 2½-year-old screaming “DADDY! IT’S MORNING TIME!” Nope, not me. My mouth didn’t feel like […]

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. […]

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?” […]

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 […]

March 20

Greenpoint

You may have noted that it’s been some time since my last post. I have a legitimate excuse: I was drunk. This past weekend I negotiated a leave of absence from parental duties and attended a bachelor party in Boston. The trip marked three notable “first-times” for me: my first time visiting the Hub; my […]

February 12

Cubed Old-Fashioned

To wrap up the Old-Fashioned motif, I’ve decide to conclude with one of Jamie Boudreau’s variations on the time-honoured classic. Mr. Boudreau, a fellow Canadian originally hailing from Montréal, has fashioned a cocktail using the Old-Fashioned framework, but has tripled the number of spirits and bitters. What’s more, he’s captured the essence of the Old-Fashioned […]

February 04

Sazerac

The Louisiana House of Representatives ratified a momentous bill in March, 2008: Sixty-two wise and enlightened members of the House won a majority vote over 33 daft, senseless, borderline psychotic individuals, thus affirming that the Sazerac – the renowned blend of rye whiskey, Peychaud’s bitters and absinthe – is New Orleans’ official cocktail. Well done. […]