A Drinking Song

I have no idea what the tune is for this, but it’s a lovely little poem in any case!

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
(William Butler Yeats)

Riding in Style: Horse & Carriage

In New York City there is a splendid chap by the name of Naren Young who creates drinks, writes very well, and generally is the person I like to think I would have been if I’d properly thrown myself into mixology. Like your humble host, but with enormous style and education on the topic, he has a penchant for seasonal beverages. He’s left his imprint and inventions all over the place. The Daily is a rather inspirational cocktail bar that (at times) offers his gin-based punch, Horse & Carriage. It strongly echoes the best classic holiday punches, and as we stampede toward a season of celebrations, it looks to me like a fine place to begin.

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Back from Vacation

I hadn’t really planned to take a vacation, but an injury and subsequent recovery prompted me to go travel a bit. I’m back, with lots of fun ideas for you! Let’s get going.

First things first, I suppose: Can you comment? If you can, please do (the few of you still viewing this). The Captcha problem should be fixed, and the spam issue seems to be under control, so I just need to be sure you can join in the conversation.