Happy Birthday, Mr. Donovan

(he’s in the middle. and he’s not the hot chick)

August 22nd, 2007. A day that will live in infamy for the sole reason that Samuel Edwin Donovan popped into this world 23 years ago today. Now, Sam is a tall, gangly man, but that hasn’t swayed him from embracing his Irish heritage and engaging in a spirited (no pun intended) pursuit of all that is good and alcoholic.

As far as I know, his poison is Jack Daniels, but I am confident that with a little easy (read:threatened with tire-slashing or castration) persuasion, I can turn him into a real true-to-life cocktail enthusiast.

On September 1st, Sam, Glen Ryan, Vijay Kotecha, and myself are moving into a house in JP that I am sure will spawn some of the greatest inventions, cocktailian or not, since Einstein did that thing for which he is so famous.

But for today, we celebrate the birth of the gangly one, and so I give you the recipe for a classic cocktail just recently served at the Chartreuse Cocktail Fest put on by LUPEC at Green Street. I couldnt make it that night, but it was rumored to be the most fun most people had enjoyed with their clothes on. So, I give you the


1oz Whiskey (jack, in sammys case)

1oz Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth

3/4oz lemon juice

3/4oz GREEN Chartreuse

2 dashes of your favorite Orange Bitters.

Thanks to Lauren at DrinkBoston for the recipe.

Shake and strain into a chilled glass.

Happy Birthday man.

~ by crispypig on August 22, 2007.

2 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Mr. Donovan”

  1. Looks like a tasty drink, man. Many thanks for both the post and the rockin good time on wednesday. We’ll have to make this drink sometime very soon.

  2. I thought Sammy was a hot chick.

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