The Kiss Leads To…


March 21, 2010 (Day 50) — After Midnight One thing that’s been fun as I’ve progressed in this blog (Almost two months! Only 10 to go!) is learning enough about drinks and flavors to start trying your hand at inventing cocktails. Now, that’s a dangerous statement to make, if only because that old adage of “nothing new […]

Goodnight Kiss


March 20, 2010 (Day 49) — Goodnight Kiss It’s late. I’m tired. We’ve painted our living room and KU is out of March Madness. I’ll make it short. I’ll leave you with a Goodnight Kiss. 1 cube of sugar 1 drop angostura bitters 1 dash Campari Champagne Place your sugar cube in the bottom of […]

Vermont On My Mind


March 29, 2010 (Day 48) — Vermont Coffee Yesterday, it was 70 degrees and sunny where I live. We took the puppy for a walk, played in the backyard and opened up the house to get some fresh air flowing through. Today, it snowed. And Sunday? It’s supposed to be back up to the 60s. […]

Mull it Over


March 18, 2010 (Day 47) — Mulled Pineapple Juice It’s a weeknight, so what better way to honor the sabbath than witholding from drinking alcohol? Okay, truth be told, I’m not abstaining from alcohol, this just looked really good and I’m a bit overdue for a non-alcoholic drink for you tea-totallers out there. It’s pretty […]

Smashed Leprechaun/Irish Luck


March 17, 2010 (Day 46) — Smashed Leprechaun/Irish Luck This is actually the same drink, only one is with alcohol and one is with sparkling grape juice. Guess which one is which. But, as I mentioned in my post last night, Jenn and I really REALLY like St. Patrick’s Day. How much? We made an […]

Special – Fauxjito


So, I realize this is going to throw off my count, kinda sorta. But, I didn’t feel right making another Fauxjito (Thanks to cousin Alicia for the name, friend Lee for the drink!) and calling it one among the 365 cocktails. After all, I already did a Fauxjito, and as I’ve mentioned before, there are […]

Half and Half


March 16, 2010 (Day 45) — Half and Half Truth be told, neither Jenn or I are Irish. I’m German and she’s French/Scottish. Despite this, we have a certian proclivity for all things Irish. And considering tomorrow is officially St. Patrick’s Day, I figured I’d wet your appetite for the drunkfest tomorrow with a classic […]

Church Lady Martini


March 15, 2010 (Day 44) — Church Lady Martini The first cocktail guide I ever purchased was my junior year at the University of Kansas was a book called “Martinis” by Sally Ann Berk, which actually wasn’t so much a book as a series of cards with martini recipes on them and some killer photography Zeva Oelbaum. […]

Mojito (Fake)


March 14, 2010 (Day 43) — Mojito (Fake) Okay, I’m violating one my cardinal rules for the second night in a row. I’m using a pre-mixed cocktail. Just add booze! Why am I violating my code of “only fresh ingredients?” Well, my parents were nice enough to give Jenn and I some Stirring’s Mojito mix […]

Red Beer


March 13, 2010 (Day 42) — Red Beer Beer is delicious. Really. I’m not sure if you knew it, but beer is really really great. And while beer certainly is a fine enough beverage in and of itself, it’s a killer base for other drinks. Now… would red beer be considered a cocktail? Well, It’s […]