Welcome to the Great White North


TORONTO — Welcome from the Great White North… Canada that is… This has been a crazy month in the land of Beaver Tails and Beer. Starting with one of my favourite events, TIFF!!! The Toronto International Film Festival. Celebrities, cocktails and movies… Oh my! I must have done something right in a former life as […]

Featured Best Buy Booze: Monarch Butterscotch Schnapps


October 24, 2011 — Monarch Butterscotch Schnapps We’re hitting up Monarch once more for their liquors. This time, we’re dipping in to their Butterscotch Schnapps. Now, I have a knee-jerk, Pavlovian response to hearing the words “butterscotch schnapps.” And it’s an Outkast song that then starts to play on loop. Nose: Sweet and buttery. A […]

Diabolic


October 23, 2011 (Day 208) — Diabolic Diabolic is a great Scrabble word. Look at all those constants and vowels. It has a pretty excellent definition, too. From Merriam-Webster: : of, relating to, or characteristic of the devil : devilish <a diabolical plot> It’s also a fitting word considering Halloween is upon us once again […]

Neo Fashioned


October 22, 2011 (Day 207) — Neo Fashioned The Old Fashioned embodies how simple mixology can be some of the most complex and yield some of the best tasting cocktails out there. However, the cocktail does also show how there are many people out there who simply just don’t like strong, powerful drinks. Or rather, […]

ORIGINAL — Kentucky Harvest


October 21, 2011 (Day 206) — Kentucky Harvest After last night’s foray into the creepy and offensive, we’ve decided to take a step back and honor those out there pulling pumpkins out of the field in time for Halloween celebrations! Now, we’ve been hanging on to a bottle of Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice liqueur for […]

ORIGINAL — Fetus in a Glass


October 20, 2011 (Day 205) — Fetus in a Glass We’re starting to dip our toes into the Halloween cocktails this week, featuring a new original with an offensive name from our executive editor, Jenn! We’re guessing she was inspired by recent episodes of “An American Horror Story,” considering the first episode boasts floating body […]

ORIGINAL — Harlem Classic


October 19, 2011 (Day 204) — Harlem Classic Tonight, we’re taking a bit of a different approach. No, we’re still mixing up some killer cocktails, including some playoffs on the classic favorites. However, you’ll notice at the bottom of this post an embedded video from the Cocktails, 365 official YouTube page explaining how to make the Harlem […]

ORIGINAL — Bowler


October 18, 2011 (Day 203) — Bowler Bowlers are cool. This is a slight variation on the classic Manhattan, one of our favorite drinks of all-times. It keeps the same simplicity, with the same tasty power. Bowler 2 oz Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon .25 oz cherry brandy 3 dashes Angostura bitters Maraschino cherry for […]

ORIGINAL — Buffalo Buffalo


October 17, 2011 (Day 202) — Buffalo Buffalo As a linguist geek, I love this: “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” is a grammatically valid sentence in the English language, used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs. It has been discussed in literature since 1972 when the sentence was used by William […]

Best Buy Booze: Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


October 17, 2011 — Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Buffalo Trace is, in our opinion, an under-appreciated bourbon. That’s not to say that it’s underrated — it’s one of the best rated bourbons in the country, including an entry in the Whiskey Bible. No, what we mean is that while other brands tend to […]