Tag Archives: whiskey

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 04

Cameron’s Kick

They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst – Scottish proverb I love scotch. Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly… – Ron Burgundy Ron Burgundy and I share a common love for Scotch. It’s glorious. I am currently building a case – amassing means of justification – […]