Drink A Drink For Dear Old Dad

by:  Thom Dunn at 11/20/2013

In case you can't make it out to Somerville to try our custom Cocktail Hour cocktail "The Cocktail Hour" at The Independent, we've got another new concoction to tantalize your tastebuds — and this one's only available south of the Charles. Our South End neighbors at Aquitaine have mixed up a special new drink that would make your dad proud.

Or, at least prouder than a Dad named Bradlee might be if his son was a playwright and came home one night to announce that he had written an intensely personal and thinly play about the family.

Erm. Anyway.

Now you can sip those less-than-fond family memories away with "The Good Father!" The drink was custom made at the artisan hands of Aquitaine's master mixologist (and general manager) Scott Toney. Scott was kind of enough to share the secret inspiration behind the beverage:

"It is Scotch based, Dewars, with mint, lemon and sparkling water. It references the father and the turning point in the night when Nina made the mint sauce..."

Well, looks like someone was paying very close to the details of the show! Or possibly they were just aware of my own proclivity for all things mint and whisk(e)y and were trying extra-hard to appease me. Either / or.

Now, can anyone tell me why it was given the name "The Good Father," and the specific significance of that phrase in The Cocktail Hour?

"The Good Father" will be available at Aquitaine's South End location — 569 Tremont Street, right near the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA — through December 15. After that, you're out of luck, and you'll just have to find another way to reconcile your familial animosities before dinner.


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Thom Dunn is the Web & New Media Manager at the Huntington, meaning it's his job to play around on the Internet and make things cool. He handles all of the video content and social media as well, and has the biggest computer monitor in the office. Like, ginormous.

Outside of the Huntington, Thom is a writer, musician, and homebrewer. It's all pretty cool. You can find out more about it at

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