Quicksilver


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 […]

Compound


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 […]

Joker


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 […]

ORIGINAL — Cynic


January 14, 2012 (Day 291) — Cynic We’re not overtly fond of the term “cynic” It’s so negative. Although, some jackass would probably just come up with a worse one. Yeah, we probably tend to be cynics. 2 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Cynar Artichoke Bitters Dash dry vermouth Combine the ingredients in a […]

ORIGINAL — Southern Fried Chicken


January 13, 2011 (Day 290) — Southern Fried Chicken Soul food. Hells yeah. Makes me think of Sunday lunches with my grandparents — fried chicken, corn bread, fried okra, ham. Hard to believe we were a German farming family in rural Kansas. But, I’m forever grateful for the Vierthaler clan showing me those amazing foods. […]

ORIGINAL — KellyBronze


January 12, 2012 (Day 289) — KellyBronze If my Google-Fu serves me correctly, the KellyBronze is a type of turkey from Scotland. So, naturally, this is a combination of scotch whiskies with the Wild Turkey 81. Blasphemy for some, but we stand by our controversial decision. KellyBronze 1.5 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Bruichladdich […]

Turkey Toddy


January 11, 2011 (Day 288) — Turkey Toddy Let the crappy word play continue! Huzzah! Callooh! Callay! I chortled in my joy. Today is National Hot Toddy Day! And it all came about just in time, as we went from a 60+ day at the Cocktails, 365 HQ yesterday to below freezing today. Perfect timing […]

Frozen Turkey


January 10, 2011 (Day 287) — Frozen Turkey You’re tired of us harping on shots. However, we do like to occasionally throw a bone to our shot-imbibing readers every once in a while. Frozen Turkey 1 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps Combine both liquors in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well […]

Cherry Gobbler


January 9, 2012 (Day 286) — Cherry Gobbler The temptation with a liquor like Wild Turkey is to make a lot of puns. Now, I inherited my affection for puns from my father. I’m pretty sure it’s a hereditary trait, seeings as I share the same affliction with my brothers. We’ve determined it’s not an airborne contagion, […]