Blushing Bride

May 31, 2010 (Day 121) — Blushing Bride “The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.” — William Shakespeare Okay, I hate schmaltz just as much as you guys do. The egoism inherent in most couples — that no […]

Iced Basil Cucumber Vodka Spritzer

May 30, 2010 (Day 120) — Iced Basil-Cucumber Vodka Spritzer It’s an unspeakably beautiful day today. It was chilly and cloudy this morning, with the sun breaking through the clouds this afternoon to warm everything up. No wind. Not too hot. Absolutely beautiful. So, since we’re continuing with the party/anniversary/Memorial Weekend theme, let’s make something […]

The Bar Napkin, featuring The STD

May 29, 2010 (Day 119) — The STD After a brief parlay off the beaten path with last week’s feature, now we head back to the realm of bartending with this week’s interview. Ramon Henderson — another friend of mine from the wonderful world of Twitter — originally hails from St. Louis, although he moved […]

Vodka Tonic

May 28, 2010 (Day 118) — Vodka Tonic Ahh, the basics. Clean, cool and simple. There’s a reason they’re the classics. Our drunk forebears felt it was good enough for them, so why shouldn’t it be good for us? And, since tonight is the official kickoff of the long Memorial Day Weekend — and the […]


May 27, 2010 (Day 117) — Sazerac Considered America’s oldest cocktail, it is thought to be the first cocktail every invented. Antoine Amadie Peychaud, a Creole apothecary, is given the credit for first inventing the Sazerac cocktail in the 1830s. According to the Web site “What’s Cooking America”: The popularity of the Sazerac cocktail led […]

Daiquiri (Traditional)

May 26, 2010 (Day 116) — Daiquiri (Traditional) It certainly doesn’t feel like late May in our neck of the woods. Or rather, it can’t seem to make up its mind if it wants to. Already this week we’ve yo-yoed from 95 degrees to 60 back to 80 and then dipped into the 50s with […]

ORIGINAL — The Bunny

May 25, 2010 (115) — The Bunny I follow Playboy on Twitter and Facebook. No secret there. It’s always kind of been a bit more classy. The gentleman’s titty magazine. And while the old cliche says “I only read it for the articles,” it’s a safe bet that the articles really will be up to […]

Goodness Gracious

May 24, 2010 (Day 114) — Goodness Gracious So, I’ve got a bottle of cognac that’s been sitting in my bar for the past month. I haven’t really had much time to simply sip drinks straight up, which means it’s become an unfortunate secondary player in my rotation. So, it’s about time I’ve ended that.  […]

METAPOST — Playboy thinks I’m cool? I’m cool with that.

Just a quick bit of shameless self promotion — Playboy’s official Twitter account has added me to its list of “Cool Sites.” I’m flattered and psyched. Thanks, Playboy!


May 23, 2010 (Day 113) — Absinthe Just like The Green Fairy is another name for absinthe, it’s also a name for an absinthe-based cocktail. So it goes with this evening’s post: the Absinthe. Busy day with meetings and doing some work for the theater, so I’ll make this a relatively brief post. Sorry for […]