New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party. Today: The Publisher’s Delight


The Long Beach Post is here to help, and this week we are publishing a series of videos ahead of New Year’s Eve on how to make our favorite drinks.

Today, David Sommers, publisher of the Long Beach Post, has chosen a simple glass of bourbon whiskey, along with a TED Talk on the geology and chemistry of branch water.

Sommers’ drink, a nice regret-riddled glass of Publisher’s Delight:

His recipe:

First, find a quality, heavy-bottomed glass. Oh, who are you kidding—find yourself a glass, coffee mug, Solo cup, empty flower pot, or other vessel and fill it with a couple fingers of bourbon. Neat. No ice. No bitters. Just bourbon.

Fine—a splash of water to accompany your shame.

Drink it. Now think about what you’ve done. Not just this drink, but all of it. Every little thing you’ve done.

Think about all of it—just let it all really sink in and consume you.

You’ve got a Publisher’s Delight.

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David Sommers is publisher of the Long Beach Post. As the publication’s top leader, he is responsible for everything from editorial and advertising to technical and corporate operations. On any given day, you can find him meeting with advertisers, schmoozing with city leaders and poring over tough news decisions. He’s also responsible for fixing the copy machine, setting up officer furniture and keeping the newsroom well-stocked with paper towels and coffee pods.