On the latest episode, whisky writer Jim Murray stirs up controversy yet again, this time by naming Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye the best of the best. I also start the weekly holiday gift guide with the ultimate weapon for your festive cocktails (hint: it has something to do with Star Wars There’s also an update on my book tour for The Year of Drinking Adventurously
The launch of my book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously is upon us. And so is Saturday’s (11/21) bar crawl to celebrate said launch! That’s why this week’s The Drinkable Week is shamelessly all about ME! It’s a quick look at what to expect at the crawl, which kicks off at 1:30 pm.
Here’s the itinerary for the bar crawl celebrating the launch of The Year of Drinking Adventurously. The six stops encompass many of the beverages featured in the book. I tried to make it as logistically manageable as possible…Most of the stops in the E. Village and Lower East Side are walkable. There’s a direct subway line from the LES to Williamsburg (J, M) so getting to Bushwick Country Club should be fairly simple (and there’s always Uber, if all else fails). These are subject to change, so keep checking this space, the official Facebook page for The Year of Drinking Adventurously and @JeffCioletti and @DrinkableGlobe on Twitter with the hashtag, #Drinking52. You can also track our whereabouts throughout the day, as we’ll be updating regularly.
2 pm: Otto’s Shrunken Head (tiki bar), 538 E. 14th St. (Manhattan, E. Village)
3:30 pm: Jimmy’s No. 43 (craft beer, craft spirits), 43 E. 7th St. (Manhattan, E. Village)
5 pm: Sakamai (sake and shochu) 157 Ludlow St. (Manhattan, Lower East Side)
6:30 pm: Wassail (cider), 162 Orchard St. (Manhattan, Lower East Side)
8 pm-ish: Bushwick Country Club (the birthplace of the Pickleback!), 618 Grand St. (Brooklyn, Williamsburg)
9:15ish: Noorman’s Kil (Whisk(e)y), 609 Grand St. (Brooklyn, Williamsburg)
A box full of hardcover copies of The Year of Drinking Adventurously just arrived! As a special Halloween treat, I’m giving away two signed copies of it. The catch? You’ve got to follow @JeffCioletti and @DrinkableGlobe on Twitter and answer this question: What’s the spookiest drink? (and use the hashtag #spookiestdrink) I’ll select one winner from each of those Twitter accounts. Good luck!