Saturday, March 19, 2005

A man after my own heart:

WHAT THE HELL is going on here? When did this country get overrun by killjoys and prudes? Aren’t folks allowed to have fun anymore? Will the day soon come when each American citizen is subject to random weigh-ins? When gym memberships are handed out with our Social Security cards? When each household room is outfitted with a cigarette-smoke detector wired to the local police department? When bars and clubs institute two-drink maximums? Frank Kelly Rich, editor of Modern Drunkard magazine, an unabashed and gleefully provocative celebration of the lush life, wonders the same thing. "It’s like this whole new age of nannyism," he says. "Everybody’s trying to tell everybody else how to live. They’re so concerned about their neighbor having too much fun that they stop remembering to have fun themselves."

Link to Vice in a Vise by Mike Miliard found on Arts and Letters Daily.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

I'll be speaking about cocktails on Team 990's Menz show Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 9am. It airs in Montreal, but I'm assuming it'll be available on the internet broadcast as well.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Welcome Flea readers! This is perhaps a bit late to post this but I spent a good part of the day regretting having gone to various bars in the neighbourhood and loudly announcing the fact that we were number two.

Second place may not sound like much to celebrate, especially to the perfectionists in the crowd, but we lost to a very accomplished chef and mixologist, Brock Shepherd - who we were also rooting for.

The cocktail was made with coffee, cream, Cruzan Vanilla Rum, Butter Ripple Schnapps, Tia Maria and a drop of maple syrup. It's a dessert drink.


Thursday, March 10, 2005

A little more cocktail news about me to be found here.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The big cocktail news is obviously the Museum of the American Cocktail. Ted Haigh, who we've written about here before (in reference to the Corpse Reviver #2) is apparently the curator and much is from his very own collection.

Some cocktail news about me can be found here.

Incidentally, the Corpse Reviver #2 has influenced me so profoundly that I have used its basic principles as a foundation to concoct new drinks. Two of my submissions were influenced by this masterpiece.