Easter Drinks: Part Two

March 31, 2010 (Day 60) — The Easter Bunny Sometimes, you come across a recipe that sounds just completely horrific that you have to try it. Something sickly sweet, that just by reading the recipe your teeth start to ache. Some kind of cocktail that is nothing but the syrupy sweetness of a Cadbury Egg. […]

Easter Drinks: Part One

March 30, 2010 (Day 59) — Madras It’s Holy Week, for the Christian among us, and Passover for the Jewish. For anyone else, it’s just another week. But, what better way to celebrate a holy week than by drinking? I can’t think of any. So, to kick off (a day late) the celebrations, we’ll go […]

Blast From the Past

March 29, 2010 (Day 58) — Royal My cousin Lee (holla!) came across an old cocktail book a while back and asked if I was interested in having it. Considering my love of history, old books and cocktails, it made perfect sense for me to answer “Hell yes!” There are some way ,way cool old […]

Another Kolin Drink. Another long name.

March 28, 2010 (Day 57) — Angel That Died in My Mouth and Tastes Delicious Last night I made an interesting martini called the White Cargo, which was simply a mix of gin and vanilla ice cream. Tonight, seeing as it’s Sunday, we’ll make the virgin version, which my stepson Kolin helped create. Replace the […]

Unloading Cargo

March 27, 2010 (Day 56) — White Cargo This one’s a little bit interesting. I had never heard of it before, but I was intrigued. It’s called a White Cargo. It’s 2 oz. gin. And 2 oz vanilla ice cream. Odd, yes. The original recipe called for you to shake the liquor and ice cream […]

TGIF — Thank Gin It’s Friday

March 26, 2010 (Day 55) — French 75 Gin. It’s good. Gin and Tonic. Its good. Martinis with gin. They’re good. Tanqueray is good. Never made a French 75. Why not mak one tonight? Sure. Why not. 2 oz gin 1 1/2 oz lemon 2 tsp sugar 1 maraschino cherry 2 oz champagne Mix the lemon, gin […]

Sunshine Smooth

March 25, 2010 (Day 54) — Banana Banshee It’s officially spring. And today, it actually feels like a spring day. Not too long ago, I managed to swipe some creme de banana from my parents (and by swipe, I mean I asked if I could take the bottle that’d been sitting in their cabinet for a good […]

The Scottish Robin Hood

March 24, 2010 (Day 53) — Rob Roy Have you picked up that I’m kinda fond of history? I mean, with drinks themed after Alexander the Great, the Irish Coffee and the ubiquitous Martini, I’ll never miss the opportunity to throw out some shoddily-researched history on a cocktail. Just to be clear, the Rob Roy isn’t a […]

Sushi in Texas

March 23, 2010 (Day 52) — Geisha Tea I’m on the road again for work. This time I’m down in Amarillo, Texas. Now, the last time I was in Amarillo was either my freshman or sophomore year of high school (I can’t remember which). I was an orchestra geek back in the day — can […]

Like Alannah Myles

March 22, 2010 (Day 51) — Black Velvet Ten free points if you got the title pop culture reference. This is actually something I’ve been dying to try for quite a while. A Black Velvet. Guinness and champagne (technically sparkling white wine). 1/2 glass Guinness 1/2 glass champagne Float the champagne on top of the […]