Seabreeze


August 22, 2010 (Day 205) — Seabreeze So, you’re a beginner bartender. You’ve just got started at the local pub to help pay for your mambo lessons. Or maybe you’re just hoping to start entertaining your friends and family in the comfort of your own home! Both are great! Just make sure you’re not charging […]

Screaming Orgasm


August 21, 2010 (Day 204) — Screaming Orgasm Need something, sweet, tasty and powerful? How about a Screaming Orgasm? Screaming Orgasm • 2 oz vodka • 1 oz Bailey’s • .5 oz Kahlua This is a solid classic “get drunk” cocktail. The taste is pretty decent, sweet enough for your most girly drink loving of […]

ORIGINAL — The Archangel


August 20, 2010 (Day 203) — The Archangel The Archangel Raphael is one of the three angels mentioned by name in scripture, and one of the seven angels who sits before god’s throne. According to this online database of saints, he is also the patron saint of apothecaries. In my twisted and warped world view, […]

Monkey Gland


August 20, 2010 (Day 202) — Monkey Gland One of the great classics. Yet, one of the most unapproachable cocktails simply because of its vaguely ominous name. I mean seriously? Monkey Gland? It doesn’t exactly scream “DRINK ME!” Even less so when you consider the somewhat odious nature of its entomology. According to the 1922 […]

Bacardi


August 18, 2010 (Day 201) — Bacardi Good news, everyone! We’ve reached over 200 posts! Can you believe that? I have made (over) 200 unique cocktails over the past 200 days. That means we’re already on the downhill slide until the end of this yearlong experiment. Bacardi 2 oz Bacardi light rum 1 oz lime […]

Irish Blackthorn


August 17, 2010 (Day 200) — Irish Blackthorn We’ve been on a bit of a tropical/foofy/girly drink kick lately. How about something with a little bit of oomph? Something that will put some hair on your chest, smack you in the teeth while relaxing you at the same time. Something with, shall we say… balls. […]

Jamaican Fizz


August 16, 2010 (Day 199) — Jamaican Fizz Today is National Rum Day! In honor of this fine celebration, I’m making some Jerk Chicken on the barbecue and celebrating with a nice bit of rum coolness. 2 oz Dark Rum 1 oz Pineapple Juice 1 tsp Superfine Sugar 4 oz Club Soda This is a […]

ORIGINAL — Golden Springs


August 15, 2010 (Day 198) — Golden Springs After the humid, windy days western Kansas finally got a bit of a break today. Cloudy, rainy and temperatures that never topped 75 degrees; it was a little taste of fall in the Dog Days of Summer. In honor of that, I thought I’d take a break […]

Bolo


August 14, 2010 (Day 197) — Bolo This morning my dad and I set down two kayaks in the beautiful waters of a nearby lake and proceeded to paddle our asses off for the next 2 1/2 hours. It was beautiful, hot, cool and exhausting. Overall, a pretty great guy. That being said. This is […]

Sloe Gin Fizz


August 13, 2010 (196) — Day Sloe Gin Fizz For all my (invented) knowledge of cocktails, I’ve never tried sloe gin. Not only that, I wasn’t even sure what EXACTLY slow gin is. This is what I found: “Sloe gin  a red liqueur flavored with sloe berries, the fruit of the blackthorn, a relative of […]