Tiny Tim's Crutch

By popular demand — and as a teaser for tomorrow's fun — we give you the award-winning Fool's Paradise Xmas Party Cocktail of 2008:

Tiny Tim's Crutch
A salute to The Smoke

1 1/2 ounce Gordon's Gin
1/2 ounce Harvey's Bristol Creme Sherry
1/2 ounce brewed and cooled Lapsang Souchong tea

Put some sugar on a plate.  Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass with a citrus wedge and dip glass into the sugar. 
Stir all liquids over ice until very cold and strain into the cocktail glass.

There you have it, now you won't have to wait for the publication of the official Grade "A" Fancy drinks manual.  Remember to tune into Rex on the mighty WFMU this Saturday for this holiday season's dedicated cocktail.


'Tis The Season!

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December 24, the war on X-mas Eve gets off to a rollicking start as Grade "A" Fancy joins Rex for the annual Fool's Paradise Christmas party on the mighty WFMU, the Fun 91, the Freeform Station of the Nation at 91.1 on your fm dial.  Rex will remind us, one and all, of the reason for the season as he celebrates the American Novelty Songbook in true Fool's Paradise style, spinning your favorite (?) holiday-themed selections at 45 r.p.m.   And Grade "A" Fancy's own chief mixomatologist, Karen McBurnie, will once again unveil a brand new cocktail to make your spirits bright, live on air!  "Bartender of the Airwaves" is a unique piece of radio broadcast history.   Don't you dare miss it! The fun happens from 1 to 3pm EST and you can find WFMU at 91.1 here in the tri-state area, 90.1 in the Hudson Valley, or streaming live at WFMU.org on the interwebs.  If you insist on spending the day with family the show will be archived so you'll be able to enjoy the radio hi-jinx at your leisure for years to come.


Algebra of Ordering

Avoid disappointment! Master any menu! Beat the odds!
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Blarney Stone

What's green, tastes like beer and corned beef, and used to stand on every other corner in Manhattan?


Manhattan Confidential

It looks like we have another Grade "A" Fancy exclusive.  How do we keep scooping the competition?  We have some influential friends.  The Martini was so pleased with our interview with her that she slipped us Manhattan's unlisted number.

We caught up with our favorite Manhattan-about-town in a quiet, wood-paneled snuggery hidden in the corner of a chophouse of esteemed vintage.


Can the Canned

Look out, Grade "A" Fancy readers. Our usual live-and-let-live, happy-go-lucky, zip-a-dee-doo-dah sunny dispositions are temporarily discarded as we take on the plague of piped-in music in restaurants.