Absolut Vanilia Alexander

August 31, 2011 (Day 155) — Absolut Alexander We’re taking it down a notch tonight. *starts playing horrible Jack Johnson covers* Absolut Vanilia Alexander 1 oz Absolut Vanilia Vodka 1 oz creme de cacao 1 oz cream Shaved chocolate for garnish Combine the ingredients except the shaved chocolate in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed […]

Fuzzy Screwdriver

August 30, 2011 (Day 154) — Fuzzy Screwdriver End of the week. We just have to wait until the end of the week before we finally get some cooler temps. And after the hottest summer in the history of Dodge City, it will be nice to actually be able to leave the house without feeling […]

Happy National Mai Tai Day!

August 30, 2011 — Happy National Mai Tai Day! Today is August 30. Everyday is a different “National Day” for many different things. Well, in our industry, today is National Mai Tai Day! There are many different ways to cook up a Mai Tai, but before we get into that, lets look at the history […]


August 29, 2011 (Day 153) — Dreamsicle I’m on the road today, tonight’s update will be a quick one. This is one of the first cocktails I ever mixed — nice, basic, but tasty. It’s a good way to dip your toe into the cocktail arena. Dreamsicle 2 oz Absolut Vanilia Orange juice to top […]

Featured Best Buy Booze: Absolut Vanilia

August 29, 2011 — Absolut Vanilia Oh, Absolut, you with your crazy spellings and innovative marketing campaigns. There’s a soft spot in my heart for Absolut Vanilia. It was one of the very first liquors I ever learned to mix with. In fact, the first cocktail I ever mixed for Jenn ( who would eventually […]

ORIGINAL — Bitterroot

August 28, 2011 (Day 152) — Bitterroot What is a bitterroot? From Wikipedia: Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva Pursh) is a small, low plant with a pink to white flower. It is the state flower of Montana, United States. The plant is a low-growing perennial plant with a fleshy taproot and a simple or branched base. The flower stems are leafless, 1–3 cm tall, bearing at the […]

ORIGINAL — Costa Rica Bum

August 27, 2011 (Day 151) — Costa Rica Bum A long day of home improvements on your Saturday calls for a simple, easy to make and easy to drink cocktail to wind down. Even if you’re stuck in a hurricane out east, you can enjoy this drink. Pretend it’s a beautiful summer day on the […]

ORIGINAL — Scottish Tourist

August 26, 2011 (Day 150) — Scottish Tourist When I first started as a reporter in newspapers, one of the people I got to interview was another journalist who haled from Scotland. He had come out to write about Dodge City and it’s western heritage. He was very charming, very kind, and had an accent […]

Snake Oil

August 25, 2011 (Day 149) — Snake Oil Snake Oil was often used to describe any sort of medical cure that was evidently trumped up and used to sell to suckers. I’ve been pretty vocal about my opposition to shots. In my mind, the point of a cocktail is to savor it. I’m a booze-version […]

ORIGINAL — Sarsaparilla

August 24, 2011 (Day 148) — Sarsaparilla When I was a kid growing up in Dodge City, Kansas, one of the “once-a-year” field trips we would always take in grade school was to Boot Hill — the local western museum. Boot Hill is often considered the “crown jewel” of Dodge City tourism. For a kid […]