ORIGINAL — Manhattan Nights

July 13, 2011 (Day 107) — Manhattan Nights The New York nightlife is one that never seems to end. The city that never sleeps.   Manhattan Nights 2 oz Phillips Union Vanilla Whiskey 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake well and strain […]

The Bohemian

July 12, 2011 (Day 106) — The Bohemian Bohemianism is somewhat of a… shall we say… an unconventional lifestyle, “often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians are wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.” The famous Beat poet Allen Ginsberg is often considered an […]

Mother’s Milk

July 11, 2011 (Day 105) — Mother’s Milk Mother’s Milk, simply put, is breast milk. But it’s also often called something that provides succor to a person in emotional strains. It’s ALSO the name of a Red Hot Chili Pepper’s album. Mother’s Milk 2 oz Phillips Union Vanilla Whiskey 2 oz Half/Half 1 sugar cube […]

Featured Best Buy Booze: Phillips Union Vanilla

July 11, 2011 — Phillips Union Vanilla Flavored vodka has become a ubiquitous part of the modern cocktail seen. Anymore it’s become a bit of a challenge to see who can come up with the funkiest flavors. There’s vanilla, chocolate, caramel, coffee, whipped cream, lemon, lime, lemon-lime, grape, bacon, and even cola. Even more popular […]

A Day at the Beach

July 10, 2011 (Day 104) — A Day at the Beach It’s too hot to move now, much less be witty. For better or worse, I’m not witty when it’s so overwhelmingly hot. I would love to be at a beach. However, a nice tobacco pipe, a sprinkler and my beautiful wife will have to […]

Amaretto Paradise

July 9, 2011 (Day 103) — Amaretto Paradise Tonight we’re running down into a summer evening. Dead wind, oppressive heat, and no water. Might want to keep this on hand. Although it is a bit heavy, there’s just enough lightness to break your sweat. Amaretto Paradise .75 oz amaretto. .75 oz Malibu Coconut Rum Pineapple […]

Twisted Pink

July 8, 2011 (Day 102) — Twisted Pink Pink. Is my favorite color. Pink. It’s not even a question. Twisted Pink 1 oz  Malibu Coconut Rum 1 oz Cranberry Juice 1 oz Pink Lemonade Combine in a rocks glass filled with crushed ice and top with tonic water. A bit more fruity than previous drinks, […]

Starting Tomorrow: The Good Stuff

Just a heads up that tomorrow we’ll be launching a new weekly feature — The Good Stuff. While we’re in the throes of the weekly featured best buy booze, we think it’s important to feature the top shelf booze we stock our test bar with. These are the boozes that ARE worth shelling out the […]

Malibu Sunset

July 7, 2011 (Day 101) — Malibu Sunset Heat. Oppressive heat. Welcome to summer. Malibu Sunset 1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum 3 oz pineapple juice 3 oz orange juice 1 splash cranberry juice Combine ingredients in a Hurricane glass filled with crushed ice. Fruity, summery, and perfect for an evening spent on the beach. Cheers!

Ocean Drive

July 6, 2011 (Day 100) – Ocean Drive Ocean Drive is a street in South Beach Miami. It’s pretty goddamn posh. We hear tell there’s also lots of scantily clad folks down that way. Which we’re okay with. Ocean Drive 1.5 oz Malibu coconut rum .75 oz orange curacao liqueur .5 oz orange juice .5 […]