Radio Holiday Hijinx Update

Now that Christmas has come and gone, let's send an extra large Santa-sized thank you to WFMU Good Guy and host of the Fool's Paradise program for another swinging on air office party. If you missed it, or feel like you must relive those two hours of radio magic, the archived show can be found here.

Now it can be told: this year's holiday cocktail is the Holy Moly. The revelers in Studio A seemed to like it. How's about we shake one up?

The Holy Moly

The goods:
1 cardamom pod
1-1/2 oz. rye whiskey
1/2 oz. Choya Umeshu Japanese plum wine (look for it in the mod cylindrical bottle)
1/2 oz. orange juice
1/4 oz. Crème de Cassis
Barspoon (1/2 tsp.) Yellow Chartreuse
1 or 2 dashes Angostura bitters
One drop Fee’s Old Fashion bitters (optional)
Garnish: Orange peel
The how-to:
  • Toast cardamom pod in a dry skillet for a few minutes. (Toasting optional but it does improve the flavor.)
  • Crush cardamom pod lightly and add to cocktail shaker.
  • Add all liquids and ice and shake well.
  • Strain into chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a twist of orange peel.

Hope everybody had a cool Yule. See you in the New Year! 


Making Spirits Bright

Grade "A" Fancy prepares to enter the exciting world of "Hip"

This Saturday, December 22, everyone's fave holiday tradition, the Radio Bartender, returns to the "Fool's Paradise" featuring Rex on the mighty WFMU! As always, Grade "A" Fancy's chief mixing officer Karen will unveil a new cocktail for the occasion, live in the studio, amid much radio hi-jinx. Expect the zaniest holiday-themed novelty records and the sounds of on-air gift giving with a cast of celebrity merry-makers.

Tune in Saturday from 1 to 3pm on the Fun 91! In the New York City area it's WFMU 91.1 fm Jersey City, and 90.1 in the Hudson Valley. You say you are stuck at the North Pole? No problem. You can listen in real time via the miracle of the internet.

Procrastinators note: you can still make this the Best Holiday Ever for your loved ones by giving the gift of Grade "A" Fancy cocktail guides. A copy of Hark! the Radio Bartender Brings or Code Name: Cocktail will brighten anybody's Christmas.