In a tradition allegedly dating back to Marie Antoinette, a body part that we’ve seen thousands of times now has its own Champagne coupe modeled after it. That’s right, Kate Moss’s left breast has been the inspiration for the shape of this cup—moulded while the supermodel was pregnant for extra volume—by Lucien Freud’s daughter, British sculptor Jane McAdam Freud. Commissioned by Richard Caring’s Mayfair restaurant 34 to celebrate Moss’s 25 years of service in the fashion industry, the glass will be available for use beginning in October at 34 and its three sister restaurants across London. It’s without a doubt the closest you’ll ever get to partying with the fashion icon, and the only way to classily cop a feel.
This bottle conditioned, dry, hoppy American ale from Maine Brewing Company is a good one to have in the fridge when you’re looking for a beer to linger on.
The key figure in the annual Burryman’s Parade, which takes place on the second Friday of August, in South Queensferry, Scotland. Tradition has it that a local man is covered from head to toe in burrs that he has collected, and paraded along a seven-mile route with stops at pubs, factories, and official’s houses. During each pause, the Burryman is given whisky to drink through a straw, and money, as tradition states “that he will bring good luck to the town if they give him whisky and money, and that bad luck will result if the custom is discontinued.” This year the festival was “ground to a halt” when the Burryman got a burr in his eye. Luckily, all that whisky helped ease his pain, but who knows about the luck of the town?
The Bonnie Lad
2 oz Clyde May’s Whiskey
.75 oz Ginger Syrup
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 slice fresh ginger
Pour Clyde May’s over ice and add in the ginger syrup and fresh lemon juice. Stir well, and garnish with the slice of ginger.
The French Pirate
3/4 oz Triple Sec
3/4 oz Mount Gay Rum
Pour the triple sec and rum into a Champagne flute.
Fill said flute up with champagne.
If desired, add an orange peel as garnish.
Laphroaig Suntanned Scotsman
1 1/2 parts Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
1 1/2 parts Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 parts Cranberry Juice
Build over ice in a highball glass.
Garnish with a slice of pineapple on the rim.
Ironic? Yes. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your way down the road to the Dogfish brewpub for some suds, or head in the opposite direction to the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery for some Bocce, and brews to bring back to the inn. Thoughtfully designed by Studio Tack in Brooklyn, the Dogfish Inn is a 16 room escape on the quiet coast of Delaware, home to some of the cleanest beaches in America. Rates start at $250 / night
The character (and drink) that helped introduce Galliano to the American market in the 1970s.
2 oz vodka
6 oz fresh orange juice
1/2 oz Galliano
Pour vodka and orange juice into a highball glass, add ice & stir. Float Galliano on top.
1.5 oz. Ketel One Oranje
.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. white crème de cacao
Add all ingredients to a Collins glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Use a swizzle stick to stir and blend ingredients. Garnish with an orange wedge.
Brazilians of German descent in Blumenau, Brazil’s ‘German’ city—and host to the world’s second largest Oktoberfest—couldn’t figure out who to root for in the day’s earlier slaughter… so they shrugged and drank more beer.
2 oz. Brugal Extra Dry
.5oz Simple Syrup
2oz Soda Water
2 slices of cucumber (cubed)
2 slices of lemon (cubed)
4 Basil leaves
Muddle cucumber, Lemon, Basil and Simple Syrup. Add Brugal Extra Dry, Shake and Top with Soda Water.
The fiercest member of Wimbledon’s security team.
A great animal profile from Stella Artois and the Perfectionists.
While traditionally involving a 50/50 mix of Crown Royal and Banana Liquer, this rendition of the King Kong—concocted by the 1976 marketing departments at Jim Beam, Ripley’s, and Paramount—is nice enough to get you through a monstrously humid afternoon.
King Kong Cocktail
1 oz. Jim Beam Bourbon
3/4 oz Grenadine
1 Wedge of Lime
Start with 1 oz. Jim Beam over ice in a tall glass, add 3/4 oz. grenadine, fill with Orange juice, add wedge of lime and your friends will go ape over your “King Kong Cocktail!”
Recommendation: Double the booze, lessen the grenadine, and top with club soda.
Here’s a cocktail inspired by the talk show that covered everything from women to politics
2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
4 parts fresh pineapple juice
Build in a rocks-filled highball glass.
Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Get to talking… and drinking.
Cruzan’s Better Than A Necktie
1 part Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
1/2 part DeKuyper Vanilla Liqueur
1/4 part Fresh Lime Juice
Add the Rum, Vanilla and Fresh Lime Juice to a pint glass. Slowly pour IPA to combine.
With a light nod to Radlermass, Franz Xaver Kugler’s 1922 invention of a 50-50 beer & lemon soda drink for bicyclists that passed by his tavern, RAD is a new offering from Sixpoint that features a blend of fruit juices balanced by a smooth wheat beer base and very low ABV. Perfect for day-long sessions.