I apologize for my long absence from District Cocktail. My wife and I were busy all summer preparing for the arrival of our son who was born on October 15. We are having a glorious time caring for him and welcoming him to the world. I promise to be back on the writing-block soon. You can still follow my drinking adventures in 140-character segments on my Twitter feed @DCcocktails. In the meantime, I will also be reporting for the Museum of the American Cocktail.