Memorial Day: Thanks, Cocktails, Commencement


Best wishes for a happy Memorial Day from White Collar Wire. And, a deep thank you to all who have served (and perished) defending our nation and our liberties.

Mow what grass?
Mow what grass?

From the New York Times, this article about summer cocktails is a great start to the season: 

Like moving turtleneck sweaters to the back of the closet, it’s time to retire well-aged whiskeys and bring on the clear spirits, fruit juices and crushed ice. The warmer seasons demand refreshing drinks, alcoholic or not, served in tall, frosted glasses.

The Thin Man movies starring Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy) combine two elements of our mission (cocktails and crime fiction). 

This montage from several “Thin Man” films has some of their best martini-hits.

We support gin here at White Collar Wire.  Consider, from, this video on the Corpse Reviver Number 2.

Tiki Tok.

Tiki drinks are a hot-weather favorite.  From, here’s a story about Dragon 88’s mai tai.

Nothing causes good-natured arguments better than the correct preparation of the Sazerac.  From our friends at, an article that reminds you: Trust Me, You’re Drinking Your Sazerac Wrong.

The right Sazerac.

I am no great fan of commencement addresses, but this one by Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, is always worth returning to, especially today.

Finally, what better way to kick off summer than Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass with “Taste of Honey” (on the Danny Kaye Show):