Japanese Slipper

August 31, 2010 (Day 213) — Japanese Slipper I bought a small bottle of Midori not too long ago that has decided to simply just hang out in my bar and not do anything constructive. It’s a freaking slacker. Jenn keeps telling me it’s up to me to put it to use. I’m not sure […]

Vanilla Pear Spritzer

August 30, 2010 (Day 212) — Vanilla Pear Spritzer Last night we mentioned the Fox Barrel Black Currant Cider. We mixed it with some Pimm’s and Tanqueray to make a refreshing, fruity-without-being-fruity drink. Tonight, we try something a little more earthy. Using the Pear Cider, which is pretty outstanding in and of itself. Don’t believe […]

Pimm’s Cider

August 29, 2010 (Day 211) — Pimm’s Cider We’ve done a lot on Crispin Cider lately. But how about their sister brand, Fox Barrel? Fox Barrel takes a little more round about approach to cider, including the unbelievably excellent Fox Barrel Pear and delightfully odd Black Currant cider. Tonight, we’ll make an interesting original called […]

Peach Fizz

August 28, 2010 (Day 210) — Peach Fizz Last night, Jenn and I sat down and did a taste test of the full line of 360 Vodka flavors. There were some that were great, and some that were… not so much. However, as a service to you guys, we figured we’d sit down and make […]

360 Flavored Vodka Taste Test (featuring the Piledriver)

August 27, 2010 (Day 209) — Piledriver My favorite local place just stocked up on the entire line of 360 Vodka flavored vodkas. In a market complete saturated in flavored vodkas, 360 has attempted to stand out from the pack by taking the environmentally aware route. They’re an organic vodka, with fully recyclable bottles, labels […]

Red Hot Apple

August 26, 2010 (Day 208) — Red Hot Apple Count me as one happy camper. The unseasonable fall-like weather has continued in our area! Not only that, but we’ve been able to crack open all the windows in the house and air it out really well for the first time all summer. You really can’t […]

Sage Margarita

August 24, 2010 (Day 206) — Sage Margarita An unseasonable chill swept into town overnight. Jenn and I were up at 5:30 a.m. as usual, taking the goofy ass dog on a walk in the pouring rain. It’s surprising how much a driving, chilled rain can wake you up and prepare you for the day […]


August 24, 2010 (Day 207) — Earthquake I decided to sit down and try to finish “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. I started reading it shortly before the show began, but now that the show is finished I actually have some time to sit down and do some recreational reading. Not […]

Apple Cobbler PLUS Crispin Lansdowne review

August 23, 2010 (Day 205) — Vanilla Apple My affection for Crispin Cider is well documented. Is a delicious, low-key and perfectly balanced hard cider. As I’ve mentioned in the past, the majority of Crispin ciders tend to taste more like wine than beer. However, I was thrilled to receive a bottle of Lansdowne in […]

Announcing a New Sister Site!

Need a way to breathe life into leftovers? Don’t have everything you think you need on hand? Poppycock and balderdash! Check out The Homeless Gourmand — Cocktails, 365’s brand new sister site — for bare bones recipes and “in-the-corner” fixes!