Holy Spirits: A Quick Bite With Father Bill Dailey

The Reverend Father Bill Dailey, is a Catholic priest with an unusual resume. Along with his holy orders, Father Bill is a lawyer, law professor, instructor of philosophy, and cocktailian mentor to bartenders across the country! We spoke with Father Bill about the spiritual service he provides during Tales of the Cocktail and his thoughts on how to imbibe with virtue.

Despite his wide exposure to the most cutting edge of cocktails, Father Bill’s favorite drink is a gin martini, stirred, not shaken – no  matter what James Bond says! 


To make Father Bill’s classic, just  

combine 2 ½ ounces of gin with ½ ounce of dry vermouth in a shaker  

filled with ice. Stir for 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled, stemmed  

cocktail glass.  

Add olives or a lemon twist and then – it’s bottoms up!  

Bless you, Father Bill!