Southern Belle

January 23, 2011 (Day 300) — Southern Belle Southern Belles. 2 oz Dickel Cascade Hollow Tennessee Whisky 10 oz pineapple juice .5 oz Hiram Walker Caramel Apple Splash grenadine 2 oz orange juice Combine all the ingredients in a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Stir well and then serve. Cheers! — Mark

Bit o Honey

January 22, 2012 (Day 299) — Bit o Honey Bit o Honeys are among the candies that are often handed out by the little old lady down the street at Halloween — you know they exist, but no one has ever actually eaten one. 2 oz Sobieski .5 oz Barenjager Dash Hiram Walker Caramel Apple […]


January 21, 2012 (Day 298) — Bloodlust Despite it’s name, this drink doesn’t include any blood oranges in it. The name comes more from it’s distinct red tinge. 1.5 oz Sobieski Vodka 1 oz Esprit de June Dash of sloe gin Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well, and then strain into a […]


January 20, 2012 (Day 297) — Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius is a volcano in Italy that is most famous for having destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum in the early ADs. It’s also what my grandfather used to call me when I was a baby. The reason is just as gross as you’d imagine. Anyway, we recently received […]

Hera Cocktail

January 19, 2012 (Day 296) — Hera Cocktail There’s a vodka cocktail called the Zeus that uses Campari and vodka. We adjusted it with Cynar, which we’ve developed a recent love affair with. 2 oz Sobieski Vodka 1.5 oz Cynar Artichoke Bitters Dash of chardonnay Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. […]


January 18, 2012 (Day 295) — Quicksilver Quicksilver was a term used in days of yore for Mercury. This drink is clear and silvery. 2 oz Sobieski Vodka 1 oz Esprit de June Dash of maraschino liqueur Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well for at least 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled […]

Sophisticated Cowboy

January 17, 2012 (Day 294) — Sophisticated Cowboy Before anyone gets all elitist up here, there are such things as sophisticated cowboys. Growing up in the Midwest, there are those that are true, dyed-in-denim cowboys who still enjoy the finer things in life. This drink capitalizes on that dichotomy by combining bourbon — a drink […]


January 16, 2012 (Day 293) — Compound You’ll find this drink a bit more suitable for brunches come springtime, but every once in a while the weather will coöperate with you during the winter and give you a beautiful day to sip something like this. 2 oz Sobieski Vodka 1 dash Malibu Black Coconut Rum […]


January 16, 2012 — Sobieski I’ve come to call the different vodka brands vying for supremacy “The Vodka Wars.” Each brand tries to trump the others on fancy processes, flavors, ingredients, organics, etc. It’s refreshing to see someone bring a rapier to the fight and make quick work. Okay, that’s a bit of a muddled metaphor, but […]


January 15, 2012 (Day 292) — Joker Consider tonight’s cocktail the spiritual twin of last night’s. 2 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Gailliano Dash of sweet vermouth Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain into a rocks glass […]