Tropical Heat


March 8, 2010 (Day 37) — Tropical Heat When Jenn and I got married almost two years ago (wow… already) during our honeymoon, we usually ended up finishing up our night at the hotel‘s bar. Now, that may sound kind of well… loserish. But trust me when I say the Driftwood Room was a far […]

Alexander the Great


March 7, 2010 (Day 36) — Alexander the Great Hey! Who’s in the mood for a history! Lesson? No? Too bad! The following comes from the “History of Western Civilization” course by E.L. Skip Knox at Boise State University: Alexander was a bundle of contradictions and extremes. He was both mystical and practical, a dreamer […]

Manhattan


March 6, 2010 (Day 35) — Manhattan The old fashioned Manhattan is one of the very best. And that’s our drink for this beautiful Saturday night. 2 oz bourbon whiskey 1/2 oz sweet vermouth 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters maraschino cherry for garnish Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with glass and stir well. […]

Cuban Nights


March 5, 2010 (Day 34) — Cuban Nights I need to take an early kip tonight, since I’m getting up at 2 a.m. tomorrow. So, we’ll cut right to the chase. 2 oz vodka 3/4 tsp simple syrup Basil or mint leaves 1/4 lime Put the basil, syrup, and lime into a mixing glass, muddle. […]

Frozen Daiquiri


March 4, 2010 (Day 33) — Frozen Daiquiri Froofy! Froofy! Froofy froofy froofy! Daiquiri? Froofy! 2 oz light rum 1 tablespoon triple sec 1/2 a lime Dash simple syrup 1 cup crushed ice Put into blender. Put on high until that bastard’s nice and slushy. Pour into fancy glass. Froofy! How is it? Meh. Froofy. […]

Burning Bush


March 3, 2010 (Day 32) —  Burning Bush Man, there’s about 20 different ways I could take the name of this cocktail. I could go the religious route, via Moses and the burning bush. I could go the academic route and reference the University of Kansas’ (my alma mater) seal, which depicts Moses next to […]

Spirit Lifter


March 2, 2010 (Day 31) — Spirit Lifter Yes. I really did cook last night. What was on the menu, you say? Why, nothing other than homemade pancakes from scratch and thick-cut bacon! Seriously. Bacon is proof that God wants us to eat pigs, if nothing else. I mean, damn. Where was I? Oh, yeah. […]

Emerald


March 1, 2010 (Day 30) — Emerald I’ve got cooking duty tonight, so it’s short! Literally! Simple, too. 2 oz green creme de menthe Top with champagne It’s pretty and it’s taste is… odd. It’s not horrifying, but it’s not drop-dead awesome, either. Might be good for St. Patty’s Day! Have a great night everyone!

Chocolate Vanilla Cream Dr. Pepper


February 28, 2010 (Day 29) — Chocolate Vanilla Cream Dr. Pepper As I mentioned in my post a couple weeks ago, I’m going to take a time out from alcohol-based cocktails every once in a while to feature a drink that is special, and dedicated specifically to those among you who either don’t drink, or […]

Almond Mimosa


February 27, 2010 (Day 28, 2010) — Almond Mimosa It’s Saturday night! That means it’s on to something fun! And while I’ve been sticking with shots as of late, I figured it might be time to go ahead and try something a little more… bubbly. Get your mind out of the gutter! I’m talking, of […]