Welcome back, fellow thirsty fans of HBO's Perry Mason! Vibing that you might be in the mood for a little something extra to enjoy with Sunday night's next episode, the cable network and The Educated Barfly have returned with another cocktail that meets the Prohibition Era setting of the Matthew Rhys (The Americans)-starring series. For this round? The Rye Buck, a solid combination of rye whiskey, ginger syrup, lime juice, soda water, and a little ginger candy garnish. Here's a look at how to bring this vision of alcoholic beauty and simplicity to life (with the recipe below), followed by an overview and promo for "Chapter Four":
"Perry Mason" Season 1, Episode 4 "Chapter Four": Mason (Matthew Rhys) and Strickland (Shea Whigham) lean on Virgil (Jefferson Mays), again, for extra-legal assistance. Following Sister Alice's (Tatiana Maslany) recovery from a frightening episode, Birdy (Lili Taylor) urges her daughter to renounce her claims about baby Charlie. E.B. (John Lithgow) faces the reality of his financial situation and takes his frustrations out on Della (Juliet Rylance). Written by Steven Hanna and Sarah Kelly Kaplan, and directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.
HBO's Perry Mason also stars John Lithgow as Elias Birchard "E.B." Jonathan, a struggling attorney and a semi-regular employer of Mason; Juliet Rylance as Della Street, E.B. Jonathan's creative and driven legal secretary; Tatiana Maslany as Sister Alice McKeegan, the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God, preaching to a hungry congregation and a radio audience across the country; Chris Chalk as Paul Drake, a beat cop with a knack for detective work; and Shea Whigham as Pete Strickland, who is hired by Mason as an extra set of eyes on his various investigations.
Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcón, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, and Robert Patrick also star. Executive producers include Amanda Burrell, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Ron Fitzgerald, Joe Horacek, Rolin Jones, and director Timothy Van Patten. Aida Rodgers co-executive produces, with Matthew Rhys producing. Created by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, the series is based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner.