New Gahanian coping mechanisms? I choose Vonnegut-inspired cocktails.


“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, “Cat’s Cradle”

Try 11 Vonnegut-inspired cocktails, by Amy Haneline (Indy Star)

It’s the Year of Vonnegut. Why not toast the famous Hoosier author with a cocktail or two?

Visit Indy has partnered with some of Indy’s best bars and top bartenders to craft a tour of 11 cocktails that are inspired by Kurt Vonnegut. The drinks are on the bars’ menus through April 16, leading up to the grand opening of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in its new and bigger location at 646 Massachusetts Ave.

Born in Indianapolis in 1922, Vonnegut grew up in Indianapolis and attended Shortridge High School. He served in the Air Force during World War II and was captured by German soldiers. Surviving the firebombing at Dresden, Vonnegut returned to the U.S. and began his writing career. His most famous works include “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle,” “The Sirens of Titan” and “Player Piano.” Vonnegut died April 11, 2007, at the age of 84.