Author Archives: Paul

Mixology Monday: Occupying the ‘Tini

I love the Appletini. Mind you, I’ve never actually had one — not a “real” one, anyway, assuming you can call a drink that’s become an icon of all that’s saccharine and false about cocktails “real.” Even when I was younger and (more) stupid, when I was less picky about what went into my glass,… Continue Reading

The PDT Cocktail Book

If last night’s Twitter traffic is any indication, I missed a hell of a party. That’s to be expected. I’m home in Seattle, while the party in question — that for the release of Jim Meehan’s The PDT Cocktail Book — was, obviously, in New York, the way many of the parties I’m really envious of… Continue Reading

Swig Well: A Seattle Drinking Academy

Drinking is easy. Learning how to make a decent drink — well, that’s easy, too, but it requires a little more attention … attention, and resources, and most useful of all, some guidance from those who’ve ventured down the good-drinking path ahead of you. For resources, you’ve got stuff like this blog, and this magazine,… Continue Reading

Black Velvet

Mornings? You can keep ‘em. Even though I have all the daytime demands that come with being a middle-aged family man unburdened by independent wealth, I still prefer coming at the morning from the other side — seeing the sunrise as a tip that it’s time to go to bed rather than as the cue… Continue Reading