The cashier shot a brief but doting glance at the two bottles of Four Queens whiskey I’d set down in front of him. “Make sure you don’t blow yourself up.”I’ve learned many truths about boilo, the homespun potion that lubricates the holidays in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal country, but none more prominent than this: Everyone loves talking about its propensity to explode. Heating up a vat of alcohol over an open flame, after all, is not exactly the safest kitchen project.
Hershey is home to Hersheypark, the self-proclaimed Happiest Place on Earth. I don’t think Jonestown, about 20 minutes away from Hershey, has its own slogan, but for me, at this moment, it is the Soggiest Place in Pennsylvania. It’s an even-darker-than-it-sounds Thursday night at 6:45 p.m., and I’m blindly squishing my rain-inappropriate sneakers through the many patches of mud this Kampgrounds of America has to offer, searching for Hugh Acheson’s Airstream.
Where do we look for contemporary cocktail inspiration? Backward, mostly. Riffing on classic drinks by stretching the time-tested bones of a recipe in every direction is standard operating procedure behind today’s bars. And it’s a practice that’s sustainable for a reason: What better way to create something new than to springboard off a format that’s satisfied for centuries? For a certain fastidious subset, however, historical research alone is not enough.
I couldn't find Riley the cat anywhere earlier, honestly thought he was lost, but then he literally materialized in front of my eyes and gave me a look like "what's yer prob guy" which podcast should I pitch this to
@mollyeichel@migold@TimHerrera this all checks out, but I should note that the course taught by our friend is not journalism, but a “preparing for real life after graduation” class and I do not have much experience in this area
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