23 November 2017

My 2 ¢'s

Adam Sass

Writer of Young Adult Fiction
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How is Adam Getting His Drink On?: "The Delicious Sour"

How is Adam Getting His Drink On?: “The Delicious Sour”

William Schmidt wanted to be an individual. Hard for a man named William to be distinguishable, even in the 1890’s.  This is why William went by the moniker William “The Only William” Schmidt. This is just the kind of turn of the (other) century nonsense I love. Schmidt was a connoisseur of Lady Liquor, and...
How is Adam Getting His Drink On?: Apple Brandy Rickey

How is Adam Getting His Drink On?: Apple Brandy Rickey

I was recently diagnosed with cataracts.  That’s right, cataracts on a 27 year old.  Tsk-tsk, as if I needed more things to feel old about.  Apparently, a simple surgery will take care of both the cataracts, as well as making possible for me to see clearly without glasses or contacts.  So…I suppose this is, in...
How is Adam Getting His Drink On?: "Winter Sangria"

How is Adam Getting His Drink On?: “Winter Sangria”

How am I getting my drink on in the New Year?  Winter Sangria! How is Winter Sangria different than Summer Sangria?  The fruit you put in it, basically.  Summer’s all about Mangos, Pineapples, Crushed Pom Seeds, and… whoo boy, I kind of want Summer Sangria now.  But we’ve got a long ways to go before...
Drink December: "Minus 5"

Drink December: “Minus 5”

My buddy and co-writer Drew’s birthday has brought me, quite unexpectedly, to Las Vegas.  To get even more specific, it has brought me drunk and stumbling down the Strip, our origin the MGM Grand, our destination the Mandalay Bay.  The MGM Grand’s tower rooms are so nice, that’s it quite obvious they plunk their money...
Drink December!: "The Apple Pie"

Drink December!: “The Apple Pie”

It’s a cliche to say that the Holidays is a time for getting your drink on.  But I do so in a positive way, not a “I must dull the torture of all this singing and cheer and oppressive family gatherings” way. It’s the perfect time of year to throw on a buzz, blissful and...
Battle of the Holiday Drinks

Battle of the Holiday Drinks

Well, hopefully we’re far enough into November that it’s now acceptable to… FREAAAAK OUUUUUTTT!!!  The incredibly delectable Holiday drinks are back at all your local coffee shops, and I couldn’t be a bigger nerdy fan.  There will always be people who deplore this time of year, but they have anger in their hearts where gingerbread...
How is Adam Getting His (Virgin) Drink On?: "SOUTHAMPTON"

How is Adam Getting His (Virgin) Drink On?: “SOUTHAMPTON”

I got myself into a bit of a pickle this week.  I wanted to catch up on the fabulous new HBO show “Boardwalk Empire,” and all you want to do when you watch that Prohibition Porn is fix yourself a drink and unwind.  But I was unable to watch it Sunday night and had no...
How is Adam Getting His Drink On?: CLASSIC G&T

How is Adam Getting His Drink On?: CLASSIC G&T

Sometimes, you just gotta go with a classic.  Two fingers of gin over ice, fill with Tonic Water.  Although, “Drink This Not That” tells me that I should pick Club Soda over Tonic Water.  Tonic has a whopping amount of sugar in it.  Tonic water?! I can’t even drink Tonic Water now without thinking of...
How is Adam Getting His Drink On? "OH WHAT A PEAR!"

How is Adam Getting His Drink On? “OH WHAT A PEAR!”

“Oh, What a Pear!” Martini A while back I featured a drink called “Maxwell’s Plum,” a martini at the fabled, now shut Tavern on the Green in New York.  The drink I feature today is a specialty order Tavern on the Green used to arrange for couples. When someone was going to propose at the...
How is Adam Getting His Drink On? "RUBY"

How is Adam Getting His Drink On? “RUBY”

“THE RUBY” What’s In It, Adam? 2 oz. gin, 3/4 oz. Laird’s Applejack (apple brandy), 3/4 oz. Grenadine.  Shake with ice, pour over tumbler glass with ice. Where’d You Find It? My Mixologist iPhone app!  It has a function called “liquor cabinet” where you input what you got in your stock, and it cooks up...
Just Off Fountain: 'THE LIBRARY BAR'

Just Off Fountain: ‘THE LIBRARY BAR’

My friend Marcus told me something that sums up the Library Bar @ the Roosevelt Hotel: “The Library Bar isn’t where you go to get drunk, it’s where you go to drink.” And so dies the age of syrup-y fruit-crammed martinis. Blame it on the indie success of “Mad Men,” but there is serious rise...
How is Adam Getting His Drink On?

How is Adam Getting His Drink On?

“SOUTHERN FLY” What’s In It? Equal parts spring water and Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, garnish with Lemon Wedge or a spritz of lemon juice. A decent drink size is 2 oz of each vodka and water.  The Firefly is 80-proof, so this refreshing soon-to-be -summer-staple tends to heat up.  Plan accordingly. Where’d You Get It,...