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Handsome Drinks – The Half Pint in NYC

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
Enjoying fresh beer with old friends at the Half Pint

Nothing like a good beer with an old friend

When it comes to Manhattan bars, we’ve all had our share of nights/mornings rolling around old streets with loud folks until the sun is peeking up. New York is a great place to go out, but we didn’t want to get confined to the bars in Soho and $14 well cocktails. We’d had our fill of this sort of thing, so when we caught up with an old friend for some intelligent conversation we headed to The Half Pint. After the madness of the joint bachelor/bachelorette party of the weekend, it was nice to go to a low key bar and sip a draught beer beer from the list of 24 – especially since they’re reasonably priced.

The Half Pint had a few things going for it. (Read on …)

Handsome Drinks – Infusing Tequila

Monday, August 25th, 2008
It all starts so innocently

It all starts so innocently

When the Sunset Junction festival comes to town, it’s Handsome to dig up some drink recipes and put on a show. Summer cocktail recipes come and go – oftentimes you get something too complicated, too sweet, or vodka cocktail recipes. For Sunset Junction 2008 we took a cue from WASPy Handsome and infused our own tequila.

Infused tequila has many advantages that other party drinks (try finding martini recipes that are this easy). (Read on …)

Handsome Drinks – Sacramento Valley Verdelho

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Verdehlo augmented the usual summer reds at this outing

At this outing, verdelho augmented the usual summer reds

Dirty Handsome and Pretty Handsome are fortunate enough to live near Silverlake Wine (sic), a very good Los Angeles wine store stocking only small production and unusual wines. While provisioning for our recent Trainzaganza ’08 outing (more on that later), we stumbled upon a bottle of Dancing Coyote’s 2006 Verdelho from Clarksburg on the Sacramento Delta. We immediately bought the bottle, as it had been years since we’d seen a verdelho on shelves this side of the Pacific.

Verdelho is a crisp white grape originally hailing from Madeira in Portugal (Portugo!); it’s dry, citrusy taste is a pitch perfect, very welcome polar opposite to buttery California chardonnays. (Read on …)

Our Handsome Take on the Bellini

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Drinking is an important part of being Handsome, for better or worse. It puts a smile on our face and keeps our lawyas busy as hell. One of an ongoing series of recipes, lamentations, and observations about drinking.

All the makings for Handsome Bellinis

All the makings for Handsome Bellinis

Recently, Dr. Handsome’s wife noted on Sunday afternoon at 4pm when we were watching a movie on Tivo and had accomplished many feats earlier that day (eaten fast food, napped, complained about feeling like death) that “we needed a hobby.” We thought we already had a pretty great hobby, but apparently she meant something other than drinking ourselves silly and dancing like idiots.

We’re still working on that (college football is still at least 24 days away), but in the meantime I managed to invent a pretty amiable summer drink. (Read on …)