The Bar Napkin, featuring The Aviation


May 22, 2010 (Day 112) — The Aviation This week in The Bar Napkin, we’re going to be taking a little bit of a different approach. Previously, we’ve interviewed a bartender with his own traveling business, a cocktail stylist, a former bartender and an aspiring bartender. In keeping with the tradition of interviewing people involved […]

Karamozov Koffee


May 21, 2010 (Day 111) — Karamozov Koffee “I’m a Karamazov… when I fall into the abyss, I go straight into it, head down and heels up, and I’m even pleased that I’m falling in such a humiliating position, and for me I find it beautiful. And so in that very shame I suddenly begin […]

The Doubletree


May 20, 2010 (Day 110) — The Doubletree “I can’t tell you what hotel I’m stayin’ in, but there are two trees involved.” — Mitch Hedberg, Mitch All Together That was what first popped into my head this evening when I was scouring through Cripin Cider’s mixology page looking for a new cocktail to make […]

Chapel Hill


May 19, 2010 (Day 109) — Chapel Hill Are you a sports fan? Heck yeah you are. How about college hoops? Kicks ass right? I mean, in my opinion there’s no way the NBA can even stack up to the awesomeness that is March Madness. The atmosphere, the tension and the school pride that comes […]

Crispin Cider Taste Test/The Empire Builder


May 18, 2010 (Day 108) — The Empire Builder It is Cocktails, 365’s policy that it always reveal when we receive samples of booze to review for the Website. As we tell those who offer samples, we will accept the liquor for review, but that does not guarantee a positive review. This week Cocktails, 365 […]

Inocente Tequila Taste Test/Metropolis


May 17, 2010 (Day 107) — Metropolis One thing that has been really amazing since I started this little project has been all the cool, kind and all-around badass people I’ve had the chance to meet. I’ve also been able to keep up-to-date on some new liquors coming on to the scene. One particular one […]

Strawberry Vojito


May 16, 2010 (Day 116) — Strawberry Vojito It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon. A storm swept through this morning and laid a muggy blanket across town. I can’t mow, since the lawn’s wet, but the temps have warmed up enough that I can’t go out for a job in a hoodie. And, we have another […]

The Bar Napkin, featuring The Drying Pole


May 15, 2010 (Day 105) — The Drying Pole Welcome to the fourth week of The Bar Napkin, the weekly feature where Cocktails 365 interviews an honest-to-God bartender or person in the booze business, then we make one of their signature drinks! So far we’ve covered my hometown, Chicago and Toronto. Now, we head west […]

The Green Fairy


May 14, 2010 (Day 104) — The Green Fairy I’ve done it. I’ve bit the bullet and purchased some absinthe. The Green Fairy. The liquor that was thought to have driven Van Gogh himself insane. It’s sitting on my counter. It was a tough decision. Mixed opinions came in from all sides. But then, I […]

ORIGINAL — Lady Macbeth


May 13, 2010 (Day 103) — Lady Macbeth “Out, damn’d spot! out, I say!—One; two: why, then ’tis time to do’t.—Hell is murky.—Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our pow’r to accompt?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had […]