The Troublemaker

September 30, 2011 (Day 185) — The Troublemaker “He just goes from town to town/Stirring up the young folks/’Til they’re nothing but a disrespectful mob.” – Willie Nelson, The Troublemaker Spoiler Alert: This song is about Jesus. So, do I feel uncomfortable making a cocktail based on a song written by a drunk stoner about […]


September 29, 2011 (Day 184) — Pickleback Oh, the Pickleback. What words can be said about the Pickleback? The Pickleback is a shot that has been slowly growing in popularity across college towns and respected bars a like over the past two years. It’s popularity has been helped along thanks to the sudden resurgence of […]

General Burnside’s Sideburns

September 28, 2011 (Day 183) — General Burnside’s Sideburns I’m a sucker for geeky things like this: Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun from NPR on Vimeo. Mentioned within that little ditty is a man by the name of General Ambrose Burnside. While once a sucessful military mind, he’s most well known these days for […]

Flying Wet Willie

September 27, 2011 (Day 182) — Flying Wet Willie As a kid, the quickest way to make a kid uncomfortable was to give them a wet willie. That or a swift kick in the nuts. The wet willie was much more psychological though, able to reduce even the toughest guy into a simpering little nancy […]

Bourbon Cream Soda

September 26, 2011 (Day 181) — Bourbon Cream Soda We’ve made cream soda cocktails before. This one will take advantage of the Old Whiskey River’s burn and bite to stop it from becoming too sweet and taking a bit of the edge off of the bourbon. Bourbon Cream Soda 2 oz Old Whiskey River Bourbon […]

Featured Best Buy Booze — Old Whiskey River Bourbon

September 26, 2011 — Old Whiskey River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Old Whiskey River Kentucky Straight Bourbon is one of Heaven Hill Distilleries more recent additions to their excellent line-up of small batch whiskeys. It’s also the “official” bourbon of the one and only Willie Nelson. From the bourbon’s (now defunct) website: Old Whiskey River Kentucky […]


September 25, 2011 (Day 180) — Tijuana Tijuana — the Mexican town that has always been ubiquitous with moral depravity and drunk tourists catching the donkey show. And if you don’t know what a donkey show is, do yourself a favor and don’t Google it. Trust us. It’s that same depravity that leads many a […]

Unbearable Lightness

September 24, 2011 (Day 179) — Unbearable Lightness How about something a bit…. lighter. Unbearable Lightness 2 oz Korbel Brandy Juice from one half a meyer lemon Dash of agave syrup 4 leaves fresh mint Place the mint leaves at the bottom of a rocks glass and muddle with the lemon juice and agave syrup. […]


September 23, 2011 (Day 178) — Mead Pour a flagon of mead! But, what exactly is mead? From Wikipedia: Mead also called honey wine, is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water.It may also be produced by fermenting a solution of water and honey with grain mash; the […]

Breaking Brandy

September 22, 2011 (Day 177) — Breaking Brandy Brandy by its very nature can be a tough liquor to harness. However, once you realize the qualities of it, any entire new world of possibilities opens up, and it becomes an incredibly versatile spirit to mix with. Breaking Brandy takes the burnt wine flavor and takes […]