Cuban Tanqueray and Tonic

June 20, 2010 (Day 141) — Cuban Tanqueray and Tonic First off, let me wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. A very special thanks to my dad, Carl Vierthaler, for doing a pretty amazing job raising me and my brothers, despite the fact that we seem to bring out […]

The Bar Napkin, featuring the girls of “Pageant”

June 19, 2010 (Day 140) — Pink No. 1 We’re trying something a little bit new this week with the Bar Napkin! While in the past I’ve interviewed players on the cocktail scene, tonight’s is something brand-new. A multiple person taste test. What’s so interesting about that? Well, I’m currently in a show at our […]

Brandy Sour

June 18, 2010 (Day 139) — Brandy Sour Forgive the short post tonight. “Pageant: The Musical” opens tonight, so I don’t have much time to do a write up. But, I refuse to deprive you lovely folks of your daily cocktail! So, in light of my tight schedule and the fact that I’m sure plenty […]

Georgia Peach

June 17, 2010 — Georgia Peach It’s hot and humid out today. The hot isn’t that odd for this time of year in Kansas. The humidity, however, is out of the ordinary. So, on this southern-feeling time of the year, I wanted to make something with my fresh bottle of Peachtree schnapps. And what goes […]

METAPOST — The Art Lab

I’m not big on doing posts outside the normal realms of this blog (i.e. delicious, delicious booze), but supporting local, state, national and international art scenes is something near and dear to me. And, for all the faults my little town has, it’s actually a cultural Mecca on the great plains. We have two live […]


June 16, 2010 (Day 137) — Caesar Canada. Our awesome neighbors to the north. I love ’em. Now, I’ll bashfully admit that most of my exposure to Canadian culture is through “Corner Gas” and “The Beachcombers” clips on You Tube. But, I have family that lives in Edmonton, so at least I have some sort […]

An Italian in Manhattan

June 15, 2010 (Day 136) — An Italian in Manhattan Maraschino is a divisive term. Your first thoughts jump to glowing, neon red globules floating in a sickly, sticky sweet syrup. You’ll often find them adoring the tops of sundaes and foofy girl drinks that are topped off with whipped cream. So, naturally my eyebrow […]

ORIGINAL — The Café Amaretto

June 14, 2010 (Day 135) — The Café Amaretto It’s Hell Week. For those of you know “in the know,” that’s the week before a new stage production opens. You rehearse Monday through Thursday, then open up the show on Friday, running through that Sunday. No breaks. Pure exhaustion. Especially this one coming up, considering […]

The Chrysanthemum

June 13, 2010 (Day 134) — The Chrysanthemum It’s been a while since we’ve had something… off the wall. Something just a little bit off the wall, but nevertheless something that a certain group of people have come to know and love. Which is how I stumbled across The Chrysanthemum. Brandy, absinthe and vermouth. Odd. […]

BONUS POST — Absinthe (Traditional Presentation)

BONUS POST — Absinthe (Traditional Presentation) Okay, since I was having some spotty Internets/tight schedule this weekend, I figured I’d give everyone a bonus, not-counted-towards-the-count drink this Sunday evening. (Official post will come later this evening). Let’s try some absinthe in the traditional method. But first, some history: Traditionally absinthe is prepared by placing a […]