Buster Brown


February 18, 2010 (Day 19) — Buster Brown Two Christmases ago, my brother Paul bought Jenn and I a book called “The Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the Classics.” There are some recipes in there that, due to our location in the boonies, we’ll probably never be able to try (without mail-order that […]

Kolin’s Super Amazing Wonderful Califragalistic Drink of Wonderment


February 17, 2010 (Day 18) — Kolin’s Super Amazing Wonderful Califragalistic Drink of Wonderment When I first started this blog, I mentioned that one of the great things about a cocktail was its ability to bring people together over something unique, something flavorful and sometimes even something a little bit fun. And certainly there are […]

Snowshoe Grog


February 16, 2010 (Day 17) — Snowshoe Grog Hey kids! Mr. Nomenclature here, with your new word of the day! Today’s super-fantastic-wonderful word: Grog! From Wikipedia. (And if you can’t trust Wikipedia, who can you trust?!) The word grog refers to a variety of alcoholic beverages. The word originally referred to a drink made with […]

President’s Day: The Reckoning


February 15, 2010 (Day 16) — President’s Day: The Reckoning Forget Valentine’s Day. Arbor Day? It’s a pansy. Christmas? New Years? Thanksgiving? They’ve got nothing on President’s Day. It’s the day when we honor zombie Lincoln and zombie Washington coming back from the dead to free the slaves from taxation without representation while offering universal […]

Red Hot Martini


February 14, 2010 (Day 15) — Red Hot Martini It’s Valentine’s Day! For some, this means that it’s the perfect time of year to snuggle up with their one true love, pop some bubbly and dine on chocolate dipped strawberries while quietly thanking the heavens they made it through one more year together. For us […]

Polar Bear


February 13, 2010 (Day 14) — Polar Bear Polar bears are disappearing faster than Britney Spears’ underwear at a paparazzi convention (this cultural reference brought to by 2004). But just because they’re a rare and endangered animal doesn’t mean you can’t drink one! That’s right ladies and germs (a little topical ointment humor there), tonight’s […]

Gin Toddy


February 12, 2010 (Day 13) — Gin Toddy Ah, date night. The one night of the week Jenn and I get to hang out together, listening to old jazz records on the record player, mix up a variety of drinks and make something for dinner that we don’t have the time for during the week. […]

Frostini


February 11, 2010 (Day 12) — Frostini It’s eventual. With all the cocktails out there, and my limited resources in small-town America, I had to come across a foofy drink eventually. And… truth be told… between you and me (We’re friends right?) … I occasionally enjoy a foofy drink to even out all the manly […]

Beam Me Up


February 10, 2010 (Day 11) — Beam Me Up I’ve re-discovered the joys of bourbon after having taken a couple years hiatus from the drink. I’ve kind of stuck with scotch as of late, but with the start of my blog, it’s led me back to the drink that started my love affair for whiskey. […]

Turkey Peck


February 9, 2010 (Day 10) — Turkey Peck Okay, peppermint schnapps. You don’t like me and I don’t like you. But I paid good, hard-earned money for you, so by God, we’re going to get along. Or I’m going to force you down my gullet eventually. Whichever comes first! Tonight’s cocktail is something called the […]