The Season 2 Premiere of Portlandia takes on mixologists and helicopter parents, while Carrie finds true love.
We open with Carrie and Fred at a table at The Mint, a bar. Fred has a beer, but Carrie arrives at the table empty-handed. “I couldn’t decide what to order, so he said, ‘I’ll make you something.’ He’s a mixologist.”
They chat, while we see the mixologist, played by Andy Samberg, making Carrie’s drink. Fred notices that the bartender is looking at Carrie, and Carrie thinks she knows him from camp. The recipe includes grated celery and three liquors (one brown and two clear).
Andy takes over the drink and explains it: “That is a ginger-based bourbon drink infused with honey lemon and chard ice. Then building off of that base, we’ve got cherry tomato, lime zest. I actually made the bitters myself at home.” Carrie is impressed. “We’ve got egg whites, eggshell, egg yellows. Rotten banana.” Read More...