Burgundy and White

September 20, 2010 (Day 233) — Burgundy and White Something amazing happens tonight. After 150 long days, the NHL is finally stirring from it’s summer slumber. Preseason starts tomorrow night, which means that my Colorado Avalanche are having their Burgundy and White scrimmage tonight! Words cannot describe how excitable hockey season makes me. I racked […]

Kookamunga (plus bonus Enchanted Frost)

July 28, 2010 (Day 179) — Kookamunga (plus bonus Enchanted Frost) I’m on the road (again) for work. So that means we’ll be having a guest bartender tonight, since I don’t have access to my usual liquors! This week I’m in Grand Island, NE — a town of about 45,000 people in south central Nebraska. […]

Coconut Breeze (July 4 Cocktails, Part II)

July 3, 2010 (Day 154) — Coconut Breeze (July 4 Cocktails, Part II) Only one more day until we celebrate the independence of this great, wonderful, flawed, yet amazing country we all home! In honor of our flag, those of us at Cocktails, 365 are making a colored cocktail for the three days leading up […]

The Bar Napkin, featuring the girls of “Pageant”

June 19, 2010 (Day 140) — Pink No. 1 We’re trying something a little bit new this week with the Bar Napkin! While in the past I’ve interviewed players on the cocktail scene, tonight’s is something brand-new. A multiple person taste test. What’s so interesting about that? Well, I’m currently in a show at our […]


June 16, 2010 (Day 137) — Caesar Canada. Our awesome neighbors to the north. I love ’em. Now, I’ll bashfully admit that most of my exposure to Canadian culture is through “Corner Gas” and “The Beachcombers” clips on You Tube. But, I have family that lives in Edmonton, so at least I have some sort […]

The Bar Napkin, featuring the Honeysuckle Rose

June 5, 2010 (Day 126) — Honeysuckle Rose Iron Chef. One of the modest patently ridiculous ideas that ever came out of Japan. And I AM talking about the surreal amazingness that is the original Japanese version, not the neutered white bread version they show on Food Network now called Iron Chef America. Anyway, proving […]

The Bar Napkin, featuring The STD

May 29, 2010 (Day 119) — The STD After a brief parlay off the beaten path with last week’s feature, now we head back to the realm of bartending with this week’s interview. Ramon Henderson — another friend of mine from the wonderful world of Twitter — originally hails from St. Louis, although he moved […]

The Bar Napkin, featuring The Aviation

May 22, 2010 (Day 112) — The Aviation This week in The Bar Napkin, we’re going to be taking a little bit of a different approach. Previously, we’ve interviewed a bartender with his own traveling business, a cocktail stylist, a former bartender and an aspiring bartender. In keeping with the tradition of interviewing people involved […]

The Bar Napkin, featuring The Drying Pole

May 15, 2010 (Day 105) — The Drying Pole Welcome to the fourth week of The Bar Napkin, the weekly feature where Cocktails 365 interviews an honest-to-God bartender or person in the booze business, then we make one of their signature drinks! So far we’ve covered my hometown, Chicago and Toronto. Now, we head west […]

The Bar Napkin, featuring the Stiletto Tar-tini

May 8, 2010 (Day 98) — Stiletto Tar-tini Week three, you’re up! No pushing, shoving or kicks to the back of the shins, you got that? You’ve waited for your turn, now you’re up. That’s right, it’s the third week of The Bar Napkin, where I feature one real member of the cocktail world to […]