Archive for January, 2008

Felten on Vodka

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

“There’s no vodka drink that can’t be made better by using gin instead.” — Eric Felten

He’ll Take Manhattans, Too

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Eric Felten has finally–or once again, I can’t say–gotten ’round to the Manhattan (“Democracy in a Glass,” The Wall Street Journal). As usual, he is quite informative and generally correct in his opinions. But while he does well to call for a better class of fruit (a Luxardo marasca cherry), I’ve never regretted the day [...]

Cars, Sidecars, and Bars

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Had a perfectly horrible Sidecar on Saturday evening at a local called Fat Cat and was forced to drink beer for the remainder of the evening. At least they had the Belgians. Is a Sidecar–1/4 lemon, 1/2 oz. Triple Sec, 1 oz. brandy–really so difficult? My Montana correspondent has forwarded some “Internet humour” making the [...]