Pepperberry

Pepperberry

Because we’re heading into the tail end of summer and into fall, it seemed fitting to adjust the blueberry cocktails to something that treads that fine line between sweating your balls off at baseball games and sweating your balls off at football games. This it the perfect shot in the arm for your warm sall […]

Asylum

Asylum

When we’re reviewing new liquors we always like to head over to the distiller’s website to see how they recommend their spirits be served. It would usually serve to reason that they would offer some pretty great drinks, as they are the ones that have the closest hands in the product from start finish. However, […]

Casa Noble Añejo

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As the week winds down we hit the third of the Casa Noble examinations. (To be clear, however, this isn’t all of what Casa Noble has to offer. They have a whole line of single barrel offerings as well that we haven’t managed to get our glommy mitts on yet.) Finally, we hit the añejo – […]

Ethereal

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We’re mixing with the reposado Casa Noble today, so when mixing with a heavier tequila (or any heavier liquor) it’s best to remember that balance is the key. The Ethereal takes some of the sweeter notes and turns this into a borderline dessert cocktail, but it’s salvage by the quinine tang of the tonic. 3 […]

Casa Noble Reposado

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We’re on to the second round of Casa Noble’s most basic line of tequilas. We started earlier this week with the Crystal (blanco) which exceeded our expectations with a very pleasant sweetness and earthiness that was strikingly different than other blanco tequilas we’ve reviewed.

French Oak

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This Cocktails, 365 original utilizes the pepperiness and sweetness of the Casa Noble Crystal (blanco) with light touches of bitterness from Campari and citrus. The name comes from Casa Noble’s decision to age their tequila in french oak barrels. 3 oz Casa Noble Crystal tequila .5 oz Campari bitters Juice from one lime 2 dashes […]

Bento Box

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Ahhh, Thirsty Thursday, you magnificent bus stop. 2 oz. Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Single Malt Whiskey 2 dashes Scrappy’s Orange Bitters Twist of lime Top with Chikurin “Hana Hou Hou Shu” Sparkling Sake Combine the Suntory, orange bitters and lime oil in a rocks glass filled with cubed ice. Stir well and top with the sparkling […]

Tippler Tuesday – Broken Heart

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As we head into the work week, who doesn’t need a quick drink that won’t take up precious hour in your evening? Mix up this quick Tuesday Tipple and get back to what matters – enjoying your evenings. Broken Heart 2 oz Templeton Rye Whiskey 2 dashes St. Germain elderflower liqueur Mineral water to top […]

Tuesday Afternoon Quickie: Boiled Espresso

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It’s Tuesday and cold weather has inexplicably steamrolled into western Kansas. Here’s a drink that’s just as good in cool weather as in hot. This is a modified version of the classic Boilermaker. Boiled Espresso 2 oz Van Gogh Double Espresso (ice-cold) 16 oz coffee stout (we used Fuel Café Coffee Stout) Combine ingredients in […]

The Great 40 Experiment – Mickey’s

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We’re pretty sure Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor has a typo in its name. “Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor.” We’re at least 90 percent sure that should read “Fine. Malt liquor!” You can hear the desperation on the label. Now, our knowledge of Mickey’s is a little more in-depth than Colt 45. After all, Mickey’s was the […]