FEATURED BEST BUY BOOZE: Dickel Cascade Hollow Tennessee Whiskey

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January 23, 2012 — Dickel Cascade Hollow Tennessee Whiskey There’s a bit of a disconnect when it comes to the casual drinker not understanding the difference between bourbon and Tennessee whisky. To be clear — Jack Daniels isn’t bourbon. It’s Tennessee whisky. By the same token, Dickel isn’t bourbon. Dickel is Tennessee whisky. And they have balls, which is […]

Sophisticated Cowboy

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January 17, 2012 (Day 294) — Sophisticated Cowboy Before anyone gets all elitist up here, there are such things as sophisticated cowboys. Growing up in the Midwest, there are those that are true, dyed-in-denim cowboys who still enjoy the finer things in life. This drink capitalizes on that dichotomy by combining bourbon — a drink […]

FEATURED BEST BUY BOOZE: Sobieski Vodka

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January 16, 2012 — Sobieski I’ve come to call the different vodka brands vying for supremacy “The Vodka Wars.” Each brand tries to trump the others on fancy processes, flavors, ingredients, organics, etc. It’s refreshing to see someone bring a rapier to the fight and make quick work. Okay, that’s a bit of a muddled metaphor, but […]

Joker

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January 15, 2012 (Day 292) — Joker Consider tonight’s cocktail the spiritual twin of last night’s. 2 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Gailliano Dash of sweet vermouth Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain into a rocks glass […]

ORIGINAL — Cynic

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January 14, 2012 (Day 291) — Cynic We’re not overtly fond of the term “cynic” It’s so negative. Although, some jackass would probably just come up with a worse one. Yeah, we probably tend to be cynics. 2 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Cynar Artichoke Bitters Dash dry vermouth Combine the ingredients in a […]

ORIGINAL — Southern Fried Chicken

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January 13, 2011 (Day 290) — Southern Fried Chicken Soul food. Hells yeah. Makes me think of Sunday lunches with my grandparents — fried chicken, corn bread, fried okra, ham. Hard to believe we were a German farming family in rural Kansas. But, I’m forever grateful for the Vierthaler clan showing me those amazing foods. […]

ORIGINAL — KellyBronze

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January 12, 2012 (Day 289) — KellyBronze If my Google-Fu serves me correctly, the KellyBronze is a type of turkey from Scotland. So, naturally, this is a combination of scotch whiskies with the Wild Turkey 81. Blasphemy for some, but we stand by our controversial decision. KellyBronze 1.5 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Bruichladdich […]

Turkey Toddy

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January 11, 2011 (Day 288) — Turkey Toddy Let the crappy word play continue! Huzzah! Callooh! Callay! I chortled in my joy. Today is National Hot Toddy Day! And it all came about just in time, as we went from a 60+ day at the Cocktails, 365 HQ yesterday to below freezing today. Perfect timing […]

Frozen Turkey


January 10, 2011 (Day 287) — Frozen Turkey You’re tired of us harping on shots. However, we do like to occasionally throw a bone to our shot-imbibing readers every once in a while. Frozen Turkey 1 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps Combine both liquors in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well […]

Cherry Gobbler

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January 9, 2012 (Day 286) — Cherry Gobbler The temptation with a liquor like Wild Turkey is to make a lot of puns. Now, I inherited my affection for puns from my father. I’m pretty sure it’s a hereditary trait, seeings as I share the same affliction with my brothers. We’ve determined it’s not an airborne contagion, […]