Banana Russian

September 4, 2011 (Day 159) — Banana Russian White Russians — the preferred cocktail of the Dude. Black Russians — the same kind of drink, sans the cream. Banana Russian — tonight’s drink. Banana Russian 1.5 oz Absolut Vanilia Vodka .5 oz creme de banana Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with crushed […]

Soho Martini

September 3, 2011 (Day 158) — Soho Martini Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby Soho. Soho Martini 2 oz vodka 1 oz Absolut Vanilia Vodka .5 oz Orange Curacao liqueur 1 dash orange Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Delicious and vanilla with […]

Kentucky Cream II

September 2, 2011 (Day 157) — Kentucky Cream Okay, we’re taking a slight detour from those super-heavy, cream-laden drinks of the past several nights. This is going to be a bit sweet for some of you “manly-only” kind of imbibers. But, it’s not nearly as foofy as some of these recent ones. And you could […]

Imaptient Virgin II

September 1, 2011 (Day 156) — Impatient Virgin II Jenn’s been craving some heavier dessert cocktails lately, so naturally they will come to the front of the cocktail blog — at least for a little bit! I’ve always enjoyed the name of this cocktail, if only because it implies barely-simmering sexual frustration. It was also […]


August 29, 2011 (Day 153) — Dreamsicle I’m on the road today, tonight’s update will be a quick one. This is one of the first cocktails I ever mixed — nice, basic, but tasty. It’s a good way to dip your toe into the cocktail arena. Dreamsicle 2 oz Absolut Vanilia Orange juice to top […]

Featured Best Buy Booze: Absolut Vanilia

August 29, 2011 — Absolut Vanilia Oh, Absolut, you with your crazy spellings and innovative marketing campaigns. There’s a soft spot in my heart for Absolut Vanilia. It was one of the very first liquors I ever learned to mix with. In fact, the first cocktail I ever mixed for Jenn ( who would eventually […]