The Politics of Drinking

At The Aerie, we’re both scientists that love to talk politics over happy hour and so it was with great interest this week that the Washington Post published an analysis of consumer data crossed with polling data by Jennifer Dube of National Media Research Planning and Placement. Her analysis shows that certain wines and liquors…

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Halloween Week Happy Hour: The Zombie

Here at The Aerie this week, we had an even more lackluster showing of trick-or-treaters than usual — five kids. Five. That’s it. I don’t know what’s with kids these days not wanting to climb a 600 foot hill and walk to the end of our dark cul-de-sac. Sheesh. Regardless, this past week I was…

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Astronomical Happy Hour: The Blue Moon Cocktail

You might have heard that tonight is a rare “blue moon” – that is, the second full moon in a calendar month. They’re not super-rare, but uncommon enough to have our next one not occur until all the way in May, 2016. And since today is Friday, what better way than to celebrate with the…

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Summer Harvest Happy Hour: The Four Aces

Just like with food, cocktails are better with fresh ingredients. So I’m always curious as to what’s coming in to season and what might make good ingredients for a tasty drink. For example, this spring, we had a great mint crop and so there were lots of mint juleps and newcomers like the Añejo Smash. Well,…

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Midweek Heat Buster: The Anejo Smash

It’s been a pretty hot and dry summer across most of the United States. And if you’re anything like me, a good cold drink can help you get past the heat around Happy Hour. Here’s one that I had in the recipe book, but hadn’t made for a while. I liked it so much, I’m…

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Here’s To Summer Happy Hour: The Lonsdale

Over the last couple of weeks, San Diego’s weather has made its decisive “no more rain for six months” move into our long summer. And much like the necessary wardrobe alterations, the change of seasons also calls for a switch to more “summery” drinks. For the long, warm afternoons I was looking for something new…

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Point of Contention

It probably comes as no surprise that from time to time we enjoy a good happy hour here at The Aerie. But other than mixing a good cocktail, what else does that involve? Well, when it’s either too dark (Standard Time effect) or too chilly for the patio, we’ll often sit in the kitchen, have…

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