Presenting “The McCarren Park”

May 27, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

One thing Mr. Heather has really been getting into of late is the art of mixology. I suspect it appeals to his meticulous nature. What’s more, if the past two months of being the Mister’s guinea pig are any indication I’d go so far as to say he is well on his way to becoming a true cocktailian. His take on Singapore Slings, Martinis and Manhattans have all been tested on yours truly. I cannot honestly say I cared much for any of them.* Give me tonic water and decent bottle of gin and I am content. I like to keep things simple.

I mention the previous because I have been racking my brain to come up with a cocktail honoring the glory that is the Garden Spot of the Universe. The “Greenpoint”, “Greenpoint Oil Spill” and “Newtown Creek” are all eagerly waiting manifestation from someone’s creative ether. Unfortunately I am not that someone: I possess neither the expertise nor wherewithal to make this happen.

Luckily as I was walking down Lorimer Street this afternoon I spied a concoction which I have dubbed “The McCarren Park”. Not only are its ingredients easily found in many of our local stores but it is also very easy to make! You can create your own McCarren Park by following these simple steps:


1. Get one bottle of Sobieski vodka.
2. Add one bottle of Gatorade (fruit punch is featured in the above photograph but feel free to use your imagination)
3. Drink the previous until you pass out.


4. Wake up.
5. Repeat steps #1 – #5

Miss Heather

*Okay, I have to confess: I like Aviations.


5 Comments on Presenting “The McCarren Park”

  1. rowan on Wed, 27th May 2009 6:27 pm
  2. if the Mister requires more than one guinea pig, i will happily volunteer. i like singapore slings. may i suggest an absinthe cocktail to honor Greenpoint? it has both the edginess and decadence that define Greenpoint.

  3. missheather on Wed, 27th May 2009 7:26 pm
  4. Actually absinthe has been considered! If/when mixed with the right ingredient(s) it could very well mimic that sickly chartreuse hue of Newtown Creek!

  5. d on Thu, 28th May 2009 10:58 am
  6. I’m with Rowan!

  7. bulgy on Thu, 28th May 2009 1:10 pm
  8. The Aviation sounds delicious–but where can one purchase creme de violette in the Greenpoint area?

  9. missheather on Thu, 28th May 2009 1:18 pm
  10. You have to go to Astor Wines for it. 🙁

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