The Dichotomy of Kansas Springs

Dichotomy (we moved the bottle to see the level of dust being kicked up)

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Zephyr. It has been brutally windy the past four days here at Cocktails, 365 headquarters. So windy, in fact, that we’ve been making the news. I spoke with a colleague in California this afternoon who said the name Dodge City actually sauntered across their consciousness […]

Diva’s Lament

Diva's Lament Preperation

For the past several seasons, Cocktails, 365 has been honored to be the official mixologist of the Depot Theater Company and Imbibe! at the Depot Theater Company in Dodge City. We take our duty of making paired cocktails quite seriously. It’s all part of the upper level service people can expect when they come to […]

Moonlight Lemonade

Moonlight Lemonade in Afternoon Sun

There’s something really beautiful about simple things combined to create something greater than their individual parts. Chocolate and peanut butter. Donuts and bacon. Cagney and Lacey. Among the best is moonshine and lemonade. Specifically, being all highfalutin and mixing moonshine with San Pellegrino Limonata for today’s cocktail. Perfect after a long hard day mowing the lawn […]

One Shade of Grey

One Shade of Grey

Yeah, we went with a lazy 50 Shades of Grey pun. Sorry. No one ever said we weren’t lazy here at Cocktails, 365. Ambitious, sure. Lazy, even more so. This cocktail takes a bit of time and the right amount of balance, so be sure you’re paying attention to quantities while mixing, and not just […]

Gin and Tonic – The Original Anti-Malarial Cocktail

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So, kiddies. Let’s take a little walk down cocktail history lane. Why was the Gin and Tonic invented? Well, it had a lot to do with Britain, the India Company, and merchant expansion. From the BBC: When the British were in the East they became susceptible to malaria and eventually found out that quinine, an […]

York Special

York Special

August 28, 2013 (Day 111) – York Special There was period in pre-Prohibition cocktails where vermouths, ports, sherries, and other heady wines held sway. It was their court, and they really ran the show. If you’re an intrepid cocktail archeologist, it means you have to look through these heavy, heady drinks even if you’re not […]

Pineapple Bronx

Pineapple Bronx

August 23, 2013 (Day 106) – Pineapple Bronx It seems to surprise many people that exotic fruits such as pineapple were featured so prominently in pre-prohibition cocktails. However, as more and more people became flush with money, access to these fruits became easier, not to mention the status it instilled in those who could fork […]

Curaçao Punch

Curaçao Punch

As you can tell from the picture, this is a behemoth of a drink, and you really don’t want to be drinking several of these in a row. It will murder you. Figuratively and literally. It’s very good though, and very good for an afternoon spent with friends and family.

The Aviation No. 2

The Aviation No. 2

June 5, 2013 (Day 26) – The Aviation No. 2 We’re going to go ahead and call this The Aviation No. 2 as it’s not the original Aviation, however it was the one that was massively popular post-prohibition. You see, the original Aviation used créme de violette which gave the drink a lovely light-blue hue. […]

The Real Georgia Mint Julep

The Real Georgia Mint Julep

June 2, 2013 (Day 24) – The Real Georgia Mint Julep Another tipple pulled from the genius mind of America’s first celebrity mixologist, Professor Jerry Thomas. The first thing many people notice about this is that, according to Thomas, a real Mint Julep is made with Cognac as opposed to bourbon. Take 1 tea-spoonful of […]