Vampire’s Blood

October 24, 2010 (Day 267) — Vampire’s Blood Just because you’re hosting a Halloween party doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have something for kiddies (or, for the teetotalers among your friends). Since my awesome stepson is inviting some of his friends over for the party on Saturday, we need to make sure that we’ve got some […]


October 23, 2010 (Day 266) — Wicked “No one mourns the Wicked/No one cries “They won’t return!”/No one lays a lily on their grave/The good man scorns the Wicked!” — Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz Chugging along with the Halloween train! Tonight, I’m also indulging my equally grand theater obsessions. This […]

Satan’s Whiskers

October 22, 2010 (Day 265) — Satan’s Whiskers While not traditionally a “Halloween” drink, there’s enough red devils and demons traipsing around the streets on All Hallows Eve that the Satan’s Whiskers seems like a good drink to include our bevy of Halloween cocktails. Satan’s Whiskers .5 oz sweet vermouth .5 oz dry vermouth .5 […]


October 21, 2010 (Day 264) —Dra-Kahlua Third day! Booooo! I’m much too fond of puns to not have at least ONE punned cocktail listed here. I love Photoshop… Dra-Kahlua 1.5 oz. Kahlúa .5 oz. vsop cognac .5 oz. triple sec .75 oz. fresh lemon juice .5 oz. simple syrup Pour all of your ingredients in […]

Red Zombie

October 20, 2010 (Day 263) — Red Zombie Day No. 2 of the Halloween drink series! Are you ready to rock? Pretty much everyone knows about White Zombie (the Rob Zombie vehicle that scared suburbanite parents with their kitchy horror-movie charm). However, I was interested when I stumbled across the recipe for what was called […]


October 19, 2010 (Day 262) — Hauntini Halloween is my favorite holiday. Hands down. Ever since I was a little kid I loved Halloween. Being able to dress up in costumers, pretend you’re someone else for just a little bit of time. Not to mention candy. My parents never kept candy in the house, so […]

La Bueña Vida

October 18, 2010 (Day 261) — La Bueña Vida Let’s play around with mezcal a little bit this evening. I’m always up for a challenge. This one is actually from a Website dedicated to mezcal-based cocktails. La Bueña Vida (The Good Life) 1 dash orange bitters 3/4 oz mezcal 3/4 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz […]

BONUS — Guinness Foreign Extra Review

October 17, 2010 — Guinness Foreign Extra Review It isn’t always that we decide to sit down and review in and of its itself, by its own merits, and not decide to mix it up with some other ingredients to make a cocktail. However, Guinness is still my favorite beer. Now, I have had some […]

Ward 8

October 17, 2010 (Day 260) — Ward 8 We’ve been focusing on some new and original cocktails over the past couple days, so let’s take a different route and delve deep into cocktail history for the Ward 8. But, first a little history lesson via Wikipedia: The Ward 8 or Ward Eight is a cocktail […]

Sangre de Zapata (Plus Monte Alban Mezcal Review)

October 16, 2010 (Day 259) — Sangre de Zapata Tequila’s lesser known sister, mezcal, is beginning to find popularity in the world of artisan cocktails. While related to tequila — in as much as it’s distilled from agave — there are some key differences between the two. This article from Southern California Public Radio offers […]