The Cocktail Revolution Lives in Kansas

Sometimes, inspired bits of cocktail genius pop up on the lonely prairies.

Sometimes, a group comes along that proves that those of us in the mushy middle of this wonderful states are just as talented, just as genius as those on the coasts.

New Years Eve

December 31, 2011 (Day 277) — New Years Eve I know it’s much, much to early in the game. Oh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same. What are you doing New Years? New Years Eve. New Years Eve 2 oz Hpnotiq 2 oz vodka 1 oz orange juice Champagne to top Combine […]

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 […]

The 10 Rules of the Bar

I know that I normally write these on Friday but I had one helluva weekend at the bar. Between that and three private events last week, Mr. Mixx was exhausted! But with all that work, I feel the need to revisit one of my older articles. There is a thing such as bar etiquette and […]

Florida Special

April 26, 2011 (Day 29) — Florida Special Another summery drink, quite a bit heavier than last nights. We’ve had a bit of a strange day with foggy morning, a bright sunshiny afternoon, and then a rainy evening.  It seems like a good time to pretend that I’m on a tropical beach somewhere. 1.5 oz […]

Of Texas Absinthe

AUSTIN, TX — Absinthe in Texas. It sounds like a band name. Absinthe is European! Okay, it doesn’t really have it’s true roots there, but that’s what it’s usually associated with. From Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune: With a rich history dating back to the ancient Egyptians, absinthe gained most of its fame and infamy with French […]

(SEMI)-EXCLUSIVE — The Macallan Negroni

Monday, March 7, 2011 — The Macallan Negroni You know The Macallan. Sure you do. Purveyor of fine single-malt Speyside scotches. I’ve mentioned them before. Friend of the blog Cheri Loughlin (better known around the Interwebs as The Intoxicologist) has created two unique cocktails for The Macallan’s Masters of Photography competition. Here’s what’s pretty damn […]

Ultimate Recovery Smoothie

January 7, 2010 (Day 342) — Ultimate Recovery Smoothie Some very unwelcome stomach bug decided to settle atop of me whilst I was up in Nebraska this week. I spent most of the 4 1/2 hour drive back home sleeping, thanks to an excellent coworker who was willing to shuffle by sick ass back to […]

London Lampoon

January 5, 2010 (Day 340) — London Lampoon So, I’m back up in Kearney, Neb. this week for a full-staff meeting for work. This is good news for me, because I’m nearby Venue, which I reviewed in an earlier post. Their food is excellent, and their bartender is willing to stretch herself and create tasty […]

Ginger Cosmopolitan

December 8, 2010 (Day 312) — Ginger Cosmopolitan Yesterday we made what definitely amounts to a party drink. Let’s take it down a notch tonight and tease up the class just a little bit more. You know, classy! Jenn and I have a Williams-Sonoma holiday cookbook that’s filled with lots of entertainment ideas, and a […]