October 17 -- Happy Mulligan Day

October 17 -- Happy Mulligan Day

Story :: David Johnson

In “Runaway,” Kanye says, “I did it. All right, all right, I admit it. Now pick your next move you could leave or live with it.”

But at Swizl, we don’t think things have to be so dire if you’ve dropped the ball.

We all need a second chance sometimes. Maybe that text message wasn’t the BEST idea you’ve ever had. Perhaps the client will forget about that offhanded comment. Hey, it happens to all of us.

In that spirit of collective screw-up solidarity, we would like to invite you to celebrate Mulligan Day with us. Welcome to a day for do-overs.

In golf, a “mulligan” is a chance to do something a second time, with no penalty. There are different stories of where we get the modern name, but our favorite is after a Canadian golfer named David Bernard Mulligan who managed the Waldorf Astoria in the 1920s. After teeing off poorly as a part of a foursome, he impulsively bent over and dropped a second ball at the tee to begin again. When his buddies asked what he was doing, he replied that he was taking a corrective shot. “What do you call that,” his friend queried. “A ‘mulligan,’” he answered.

So, mix up the recipe below, crank up the tunes and take your second shot today. You deserve it.
 

THE RECIPE: THE DO-OVER

INGREDIENTS

1/2 Ounce of Pernod

1 1/2 Ounces of Gin

1 Dash of Angostura Orange Bitters

1 Lemon Peel

1 Lemon Slice

Regular and Cracked Ice (Place a cube in your palm and use the back of a spoon to crack it)

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PROCESS

Rub the rim edge of a rocks glass with the lemon peel and then put it in the bottom of the glass. Shake the Pernod, Gin and the dash of Angostura Orange Bitters in your shaker with regular ice. Pour over cracked ice. Add the lemon slice and serve with the toast below.

THE SONG

The incredibly talented Walter Becker, one half of the founding duo from Steely Dan recently passed. He gave us some of the most intelligent and sophisticated rock and roll of the past 50 years. His sterling ear and tasty guitar licks will be missed. In tribute, we offer the Steely Dan classic “Do It Again” for Mulligan Day. Turn it up and groove!

THE TOAST

“I’D RATHER BE HERE WITH YOU ALL THAN WITH THE BEST PEOPLE I KNOW.”