Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Power Wry: The Pussification of the NFL Continues

Looks clean to me.  He had the ball when Suh wrapped him up.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wry World of Sports Mid-August Edition

Last Week , the side-kick, aka Lebron, tweeted: "Don't think for one min that I haven't been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone!"  Most people thought that he was referring to Charles Barkly, MJ, or the media.  I know who he's really talking about.  I'm the only one who remembers that he and D-Wade have hooked up before.  I remember the battle of Endor.

There's been some hullabaloo about somebody "grounded his club in a bunker" at the PGA championship.  First of all, golf is not a sport.  Second of all, that's what she said.  Finally, a Michael Scott moment.

Steelers fans have been stressed about offseason, hmm-hmm, issues.  Remember Steelers fans, you can say something that Bengals and Browns fans can't.  No one from our team has been arrested this year.

In the most exciting news of the summer, our softball team won the Columbus church league's equivalent to the NIT.  The hi-lite was World-Wide-Kev sending a bouncer into some poor girls face, causing the team that was whooping us in the semi-final to forfeit.  Piece of advice, if you don't got the glove, stay off of the hot corner.  She was all like, "hey, isn't that World-Wide-Kev?"  Then she was like "has anyone seen my left upper bicuspid?"  That's the way we roll in the co-ed church league.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Amsterdam Gin Revisited

The glorious day has finally arrived.  All of my not-so-hard work has paid off.  I have received a sample for review.

Free hooch.  Whoo-hoo!
I've reviewed New Amsterdam Gin before, and the original post can be found here.  I find it to be more of a cocktail gin.  It's more aromatic than the London Dry style that you are probably used to with the juniper flavor being more in the background.  Subsequently, I don't feel that it stands up well to tonic.  It does mix well with sweeter flavors. 

I gave a bottle to a friend for a gift last Christmas, and she didn't get to enjoy it because her sister pretty much sucked down the bottle.  I think that's a fine endorsement.

They have some pretty interesting cocktail ideas on their website.  I decided to throw my own recipe into the game; playing along with the New York theme.

The Mulberry Street Cooler  

  • 1/2 ounce basil syrup (boil equal parts sugar, water, and basil leaves until the sugar dissolves.  Refrigerate and enjoy)
  • 1 1/2 ounce of New Amsterdam Gin.
  • Add lots of ice and top with Lemon Soda.  I used Fever Tree Bitter Lemon


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tales from the top shelf: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

I've been keeping this rum around for when the rum lovers that I know come for a visit.  It has a sweet vanilla flavor, and a warm oaky finish.  The rum is aged in bourbon barrels, which adds some nice spice.  When you exhale, you get banana.  If you are a rum lover, this ones for you.  I'm not a rum lover, and I still think that it's pretty good.

Cost: $40
Grade: B+

Monday, August 2, 2010

Going all in on the social media front

I'm finally taking Two Parts Rye out to the rest of the web.

You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TwoPartsRye.  Time is of the essence these days, and it's a good outlet for the random insanity that pops into my head.

You can also find Two Parts Rye on facebook, but I don't know when I'll actually get around to spiffing that page up.  I will post here when it's worth checking out.