Gin Rummy

May 1, 2011 (Day 34) — Gin Rummy Gin Rummy is card game played by old people. It’s a drink that cool people like me drink. It contains these ingredients. 2 oz Bacardi Gold Rum 2 oz New Amsterdam Gin 3 oz Rose’s Lime Ginger Ale You build it in one of these. When you’re […]

The Gotham

April 17, 2011 (Day 21) — Gotham The Gotham is one of New York City’s most well-known comedy clubs, featuring big names on the stand up comedy scene such as Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and Larry David. For the final drink in the New Amsterdam Gin week, we decided to take the classic gin and […]

Sapphire Alpine

April 18, 2011 (Day 20) — Sapphire Alpine Last night we focused a drier, more bitter iteration of the classic martini. The Sapphire Alpine heads to the sweeter side, using orange-flavored blue curacao and peach schnapps in place of the traditional vermouth.  After a six hour day out in the sun fixing our flower beds […]


April 15, 2011 (Day 19) — Cardinale Tonight Jenn and I are making some veal scallopini in a mushroom cream sauce with some chocolate gelato for dessert. It only seems to make sense that we’d have a matching cocktail to go with the delicious meal. Tonight we’re featuring the Cardinale, a classic Italian cocktail using […]


April 14, 2011 (Day 18) — Yale So tonight we’re not in New York. We’re still staying in New England however.  Tonight, we’re going to Yale. Some facts from Undergraduate students* 5,242 Graduate and professional students* 6,318 International students* 1,910 Faculty* 3,695 Staff* 9,267 International scholars* 1,970 Living alumni 167,350 Library holdings 12.7 million […]

Union Square

April 13, 2011 (Day 17) — Union Square Another New York City-themed cocktail? Well, considering we’re working with New Amsterdam all week (our featured best-buy-booze of the week), it only makes sense that we’re going to see a lot of NYC landmarks. This week you poor bastards have been subject to my armchair historian tendencies. […]

ORIGINAL — Bowling Green

April 12, 20110 (Day 16) — Bowling Green Ahhh, Bowling Green Park. From Wikipedia: Bowling Green is a small public park in Lower Manhattan at the foot of Broadway next to the site of the original Dutch fort of New Amsterdam. Built in 1733, originally including a bowling green, it is the oldest public park […]


April 11, 2011 (Day 15) — L.E.S. This week our featured Best-Buy-Booze is none other than New Amsterdam Gin. With a standard bottle at $17 average cost, it falls well within our $25 a bottle price limit. From the New Amsterdam web site: Steeped in history, New Amsterdam Gin is the modern expression of a […]