Knickerbein Cocktail

June 30, 2011 (Day 93) — Knickerbein Cocktail What the hell is Knickerbein? A Knickebein is German for “crooked leg.” Perhaps this is an Anglicization bastardization of that word. Damned if we know. It’s this drink. Knickerbein Cocktail 3/4 oz Orange Curacao liqueur 3/4 oz maraschino liqueur 3/4 oz VS cognac 1 oz eggs Serve […]

French Connection

June 29, 2011 (Day 93) — French Connection The French Connection is one beast of a movie. It also has one of the best car chases in the history of cinema. This cocktail will lead you on a chase around town. French Connection 1.5 oz Hennessy VS Cognac 1.5 oz Amaretto Combine in a brandy […]

The Classic

June 28, 2011 (Day 92) — The Classic Today’s my birthday, bitches! Let’s get something brief and something classy. Like me in my briefs. The Classic 1 oz cognac .25 oz fresh lemon juice .25 oz maraschino liqueur 1 oz Orange Curacao liqueur Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice and […]

Ginger Hennessy

June 27, 2011 (Day 91) — Ginger Hennessy This one’s easy. Ginger Hennessy 1.5 oz Hennessy VS Three slices fresh ginger Ginger ale to top Muddle the ginger slices with the Hennessy at the bottom of a highball glass. Bright and summery, with a nice bit of balls on the end. Cheers

Featured Best Buy Booze: Hennessy VS Cognac

June 27, 2011 — Hennessy VS Cognac So, before we get too deep into this week’s featured best buy booze, it’s worth asking — what’s the difference between cognac and brandy? It’s kind of like squares. All cognacs are brandies. Not all brandies are cognacs. My man Josh Davis is the king of cognac. So […]

Stirrup Cup

June 26, 2011 (Day 90) — Stirrup Cup “It occurs to us that in a day when the motorcars have outstripped horseflesh, ‘runningboard’ cocktail would be a more suitable name for this delectable parting cup. The above recipe compounds a farewell drink potent enough to make you fancy yourself on a horse, feet in stirrups […]

209 Highball

June 25, 2011 (Day 89) — 209 Highball The Highball is one of the simplest and most enduring cocktails.  This drink comes from the E&J website, and plays off the classic Highball recipe. 209 Highbal 1 oz E&J Brandy VSOP 1 oz New Amsterdam Gin 1 oz dry vermouth Ginger ale to top Combine the […]

Brandy Daisy

June 24, 2011 (Day 88) — Brandy Daisy It’s topping 100 degrees today around western Kansas, so we’re desperately going to need something just a little bit lighter than what we’ve been drinking. Let’s cool down this Friday evening with something a bit more tempered. Brandy Daisy 2 oz brandy 2 dashes dark rum 2-3 […]

Ginger Tea

June 23, 2011 (Day 87) — Ginger Tea “If you throw a midget into a tub of hot water, he makes Sleepytime Tea! A big tub o’ camomile!” – Patton Oswalt I’m not going to say Patton Oswalt endorses my blog. Because he doesn’t. But man, wouldn’t it be cool if he did? Tonight’s post […]

Rising Sun

June 22, 2011 (Day 86) — Rising Sun There is a house in New Orleans/That’s called the Rising Sun/And it’s been the ruin/Of many a poor boy/And God, I know I’m one — The Eagles, Hotel California Here’s a drink that could make you forget about time itself. Rising Sun 1.5 oz brandy .5 oz […]