ORIGINAL — Fall in Cuba

September 30, 2010 (Day 243) — Fall in Cuba I’m in the mood for a solid fall drink after returning home from a long week of meetings. We’ll take a play off the classic Old Cuban, which we made a while back. The Old Cuban used champagne, but since it’s fall we’re going to use […]

Johnny Tsunami (Feat. 111 Ultra Lounge)

September 29, 2010 (Day 242) — Johnny Tsunami Still in Salina, for now, so that means we’re taking another trip downtown to find a local spot to meet some good people, relax a little bit and learn about some unique local flavors. My quest was to find something a little more low key that last […]

Absolute Sex (Feat. Big Nose Kate’s)

September 28, 2010 (Day 241) — Absolute Sex Mary Catherine Horoy — or as she is more commonly known in her time, “Big Nose Kate” — was the paramour of Doc Holliday, the heavy drinking dentist. These are all characters that have a special place of affection in my heart, as an armchair historian of […]


September 27, 2010 (Day 240) — Godfather “I don’t like violence, Tom. I’m a businessman. Blood is a big expense.” — Godfather (1972) It’s been a long day, ladies and gentlemen. Truly a Monday among Mondays. It’s just past 8:30 and I’m getting some work done at home. But, at least I’m at home with […]

Early Autumn

September 26, 2010 (Day 239) — Early Autumn 1.5 oz. gin 1/2 oz. absinthe 1 oz. local apple cider 1/2 oz. brandy 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice 2 dashes bitters Ginger beer cinnamon stick for garnish lemon peel for garnish Pour all your ingredients except the ginger beer into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. […]

Top City

September 25, 2010 (Day 238) — Top City I spent about an hour on the phone last night with Larissa from seveneightfive magazine talking about the Website, my work in the cocktail industry, and how a goofy looking guy from the middle of nowhere Kansas has developed a following in the cocktail world. The short […]

Golden Fizz

September 24, 2010 (Day 237) — Golden Fizz I recently read an article about using raw eggs in cocktails, so it inspired me to make another fizz for this Friday night. In the past I’ve only used egg white, so when Jenn pulled out the recipe for a Golden Fizz, I was pleased. After all, […]

American Pie

September 23, 2010 (Day 236) — American Pie It’s the first day of fall, and despite being a June baby, fall is still my favorite time of the year. It brings back memories of Halloween (my favorite holiday), football (not a huge fan, but love college ball), and it heralds the start of hockey season. […]

Banana Bird

September 22, 2010 (Day 235) — Banana Bird “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus Farewell summer. You were hot and windy, and ungodly wet. We’ve learned some, killed some brain cells and had a great time. But, alas today is the last […]


September 21, 2010 (Day 234) — Scorpion It’s Tuesday, everyone. We’re firmly into the work week. It’s okay though, don’t fret. With good friends, good music, and good drinks we can make it through this work week together. So, put on some Coltrane, have yourself a seat while I pour you a Scorpion. Scorpion Juice […]