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by | Mar 12, 2021

I sometimes wonder if people pretend to like Negronis.  It makes sense: the components are just complex enough for the drink to have certain prestige without really pushing the envelope. You can imagine countless scenes, set in a middling Manhattan…

by | Feb 19, 2021

“If you get trashed on Modelo at the airport, I don’t want to hear about it,” my fiancée said, knitting. “If it’s in a hotel room, that’s a different story.”  These words marked the unceremonious end of my Valentine’s Day…

by | Jan 2, 2021

Start with two solid, respectable ice cubes. None of those suspicious-smelling milk-colored clunkers from your fridge’s ice maker, mind you. Show some self-respect, for God’s sake. Next, liberally sprinkle your cubes with aromatic bitters. Be like the U.S. Congress in…

by | Dec 23, 2020

The first alcoholic beverage I ever drank was a cup of eggnog and Southern Comfort. I was in college, chilling in a windowless basement with a few low-effort Christmas decorations on the walls. I could only really taste the liquor,…

by | Nov 3, 2020

Election Day! A great day, and often a brutal one. What can we do about it? Libby commented on my last column: “Any suggestions for how to avoid all media on election night? The temptation is too great at home…

by | Nov 3, 2020

Sometimes you drink for good reasons.  You want to celebrate in style, knocking back a couple of cocktails and hitting the dance floor with some much-needed social lubrication.  You want to show your appreciation to a happy couple with a…

by | Mar 27, 2020

I didn’t have much time to drink until this nationwide lockdown. Work always prevented me. Or family. Church, too, I suppose. Now all of that is gone. But at least I have time to develop my hobbies.   My wife and…

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