A news article quote from the comic, Louis C.K., caught my eye yesterday. “I have a list of beliefs,” he said, “and I live by none of them.”
And so it goes with New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because we make them hard. We approach them as stubbornly high-minded, self-inflicted psycho-arm-twisting, and that makes them, well, not fun and notoriously hard to live up to. So that’s why The Hooch Life has come up with an approach to NY’s resolutions that are bound to be positively reinforcing, eminently achievable, and, of course, all about hooch and having a bit of fun.
A big thanks to THL bartenders, Evan Faber, Duane Fernandez Jr., Brandon Wise, Britt Henze, Kevin Burke, along with THL Managing Editor, Hannah Johnson, for your contributions to our 2011 Hooch Resolutions.
1. Drink the good stuff. Damn the economy.
3. Pair a drink to each of your favorites records in your vinyl collection. Especially the weird ones. Read more.
4. Find the perfect vodka and the perfect vodka cocktail. And join the anti-snooty cocktail culture trend. Read more.
5. Host a cocktail party where everyone brings a random ingredient, and make drinks using only what was brought.
6. Sit at more bars. Become friends of their principal bartenders. Become a regular at one of them, and make it your “office.” Read more.
7. Spend an afternoon doing nothing but sharing a bottle of fine sipping tequila with someone you’d like to know better. Read more.
8. Convert one gin-hater into a gin-lover (even if it’s you). Read more.
9. Learn to write like Hemingway. (By the bottle, that is.) Read more.
10. Bring your guilty pleasure drinks out of the closet (you know what they are). Read more.