A Big Month at the Morgenthaler Household

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First of all, my apologies to everyone who asked, “Do you hate my eyes?” this month after having to see my name in print a whopping three times. But for those of you who missed even one, here’s a wrap-up. And no, I don’t hate your eyes.

First up, I was quoted in a Wired piece about laptop etiquette in bars. Wired is one of my favorite magazines, so my inner nerd is beaming with pride that I was asked to contribute my thoughts. I also blushed every time one of my mouth-breathing Trekkie friends called or emailed to congratulate me. It’s good to be accepted by one’s peers.


Next, Playboy Magazine selected the Bourbon Renewal as their Drink of The Month for May. As it’s every heterosexual man’s dream to be flown down to the Playboy Mansion to make drinks for Hef and his fabulous friends, I feel that I’m at least one step closer to getting that invite… right? Also, I was able to justify a purchase of this fine publication by explaining, “I’m just reading it for the article about me.


And finally, the Food and Wine Cocktails 2008 has arrived on bookshelves everywhere, and they’ve chosen the Batida Rosa to help represent cachaça. I’m proud to be presented alongside my friends Jimmy Patrick, Charlie Hodge at Clyde Common, Jamie Boudreau, Kevin Ludwig, Daniel and Ted at the Teardrop Lounge, and Greg at Andina Restaurant in Portland.

Stay tuned for more fun, including a great tutorial on making one of my favorite cocktail mixers at home. It’s so easy, you’ll be cleaning up exploding glass bottles in no time!

8 Replies to “A Big Month at the Morgenthaler Household”

  • Lance J. Mayhew says:

    Do you know how awkward it was telling my wife that my good friend has a recipe in Playboy and I need to buy it for “research”? Thanks to you, I’m sleeping on the couch tonight.

  • Thanks, Brutis. Let me know if I’m discovered down under.

    Kevin, I share your frustration with audible laptop sounds. I keep my volume muted by default when in public.

  • Brutis says:

    Congratulation’s will have to order a copy of the food & wine, hope your drink makes it to the Australian edition of playboy too.


  • Kevin Langmack says:

    My bar is lucky enough to be next to a wi-fi hotspot and we get a fair share of people who sit and drink while computing. Biggest tip is to use headphones, Having crappy sounding laptop speakers clearly audible to everyone is kind of a bummer.

  • Thanks guys. Bamboo, be careful what sorts of challenges you place before me that require the skills of a talented illustrator.

    You might just get set to work.

  • Dr. Bamboo says:


    Also, in light of the Wired piece, I think you need to get a t-shirt made up that says “Veteran Barkeep”.

  • Jeff Frane says:

    Dayum! Can I get your autygraph?

    Just ordered the cocktail book from Amazon. Damn that Amazon Prime.

  • Congratulations! I eagerly await exploding glass bottles.

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