24 July 2009

The Friday Belt - Drinking Green

From New York Magazine July 20-27th, 2009

From my kitchen just over the microwave July 23, 2009

This green J Press surcingle has been in the closet donkey years. There's something about hunter green and bridle tan I just can't get enough of. What classic colors. A great travel belt because it goes with khakis and any color button down --but it's real reason for being is Pink. I like it with the soft shade of the Brooks oxford or, in the 80's, their pink university stripe. Boring as the day is long but isn't that the point?

The other belt is a cocktail called the Monangahela Mule. The Moscow Mule is Ginger Beer with vodka and lime served in a copper cup. The Monangahela Mule, as you can see in the recipe above, is Rye whiskey (I like the green of the Wild Turkey bottle) with lime and Ginger Beer. I saw it in the magazine and had to try it. Happy to say it's a keeper. The Rye really comes out and gives it, what I thought, was a woodsie-like taste. It's hard to describe-- but if you could taste green - - this is what it would taste like. It reminds me of a forest of Georgia pine trees on a hot Summer day. And this is the kind of drink that would make that day.

16 comments:

M.Lane said...

I feel the same way about the belt, I love mine too and wear it all the time.

The drink sounds great! Since I cannot possibly procure the correct ingredients for a Dark & Stormy I'll try it. Anything reminiscent of pine forests is dear to my heart.

ML
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tintin said...

M Lane- Spoke to the new distributer of Barritts by email. He tells me Barritts should be a lot easier to find in the near furture. I'll ask him for a retailer in your A.O.

John Patrick George said...

Great post!

I'm going to have to try this out right quick.

Any idea where I can score Barritts in the grand area West of Philly, just East of oblivion?

BTW, green is the new black. For me at least.

tintin said...

John Patrick- I'll see what I can find out.

TRAWETS NILTGEOV said...

Lots of love for the Turkey Rye 101, but if you find yourself "financially embarrassed," as I often do, plunk down $9 and change for Old Overholt. The only difference is you won't be shitfaced after two Mules.

Anonymous said...

Why on earth is there a size 38, go-with-anything green belt stationed above your microwave? I can only come up with two possible explanations. Either you're worried about keeping your trousers up in the event your microwaved Lean Cuisines slim you down from a size 40, or it's there to serve as a way of defining your waistline, via the dark color, when your microwaved bacon plumps you up from a 36. Nah, Trad bacon is fried bacon.

Love the idea that "Green is the new black." Perfectly put.

The Khaki Crusader said...

I think just about anything with Barritt's and lime would be a success.

Jonah said...

I love Wild Turkey. They've kept all their products on the straight and narrow all these years. Well-aged, low distillation proof, and high bottling proof. I think their rye is one of the better ones on the market. Certainly the best of the ones with any sort of ready availability.

Anonymous said...

Victorian Dance Hall?

Anonymous said...

I'm seriously starting to think my belt collection (maybe two quantity) is suffering from a severe lack of diversity.

Man, that ginger/whisky belt quenches my thirst, though! No wonder it's a keeper.

-DB

Tin-tin's phred/dad said...

Probably a little late for this:
Friday Belts of alcohol and fruit beverages, as a rule, require:
A drink brought to you as you lye on the beach of a resort.
The drink is brought by a beautiful woman wearing only a thong -- if that.
The drink is a complimentary courtesy of the resort.

Blushing hostess said...

Wild Turkey Rye.

You are full of sacrilidges.

Old Overholt.

I don't have to drink it, that is just the way it is... now, where is my Sazerac...

Anonymous said...

Aahh,
I have rather fond memories of the pine groves and pecan orchards of south Georgia...
Stellar post once again.
ME

Anonymous said...

Phred-
What resorts do you recommend, based on your recent travels?

Dedalus said...

Amen brother. Sounds like a hint o' the East Texas Pines of my youth in that never-ending, border between Arkansas and Louisiana. Will try this weekend. . .

Tin-tin's phred/dad said...

RE: Anon (with no initials) Q on recommendations. Sorry to disappoint, but learned early on during many years of travel that you don't carelessly recommend a favorite place to unknown people. Reason is it's likely the next time you go there it will have changed. Usually for the worse. Crowds, garbage, undesirable people and lesser in the way of comps. A lady friend at a Baja resort was accosted by a CA looney with a sombrero hanging from his erection. No excuse for crude behavior. Invites are "earned" by discretion, manners, helpful courtesy, etc. Hope this doesn't sound snotty or snobbish, but all too many of the best places have been ruined by ass holes.