Gin Crusta


May 12, 2013 (Day 4) – Gin Crusta Every time Mother’s Day comes around we mull over whether or not we’ll do a special cocktail. It’s not because we don’t love our mothers. In fact, my wife and I are both exceedingly fond of our own mothers and grandmothers. They’ve been confidants, supporters, and friends […]

Colonial


May 9, 2013 (Day 1) – Colonial As mentioned in the post before this one, we are taking the time to explore deep into the history of classic cocktails and to take a look at how these roots have grown into the multi-billion dollar business we know today. This idea has marinated in our minds […]

TATRATEA Week – Day Two: Peach Tea Liqueur


Okay, so last night we introduced you to the lineup (or rather, the mostly whole lineup) of TATRATEA – a Slovak black tea liqueur that has recently started to gain traction in the United States market. We’re heading down the line from left to right, keeping you entertained this Tuesday night by jumping up 10 […]

Hendrick’s Gin Part Two: Orange Burst


This is actually a recipe straight from the Hendrick’s Curiostorium. 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin. .75 oz fresh orange juice a splash of Angostura bitters ginger ale soda water lemon wedge In a long glass combine the ingredients. Squeeze the wedge of lemon and drop it into the drink. Add ice. Top with equal parts ginger […]

Zacapa Highball


Having made two different cocktails with the Zacapa so far, we decided it was about time to create something a little more simple. You see, having drank the Zacapa neat, there are some excellent notes and complexities in the rum’s flavor. While the other mixed drinks have been good, our biggest complaint is that the […]

Zacapa Estilo Viejo


We’re looking to the Zacapa Rum website for some inspiration this evening. Zacapa Estilo Viejo 2 oz Ron Zacapa 2 dashes Angostura bitters 1 dash orange bitters Simple syrup to taste Combine all the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir and serve.

Don Julio Blanco Part Two (Cocktails): Sloe Train to Mexico


Because of the smoothness we’ve noted in the Don Julio, it allows it much more flexibility in mixing. While some of the lesser tequilas just obliterate all other flavors in a cocktail, the Don Julio is smooth enough to mix well, while still having enough of a distinct flavor to lend its hand to the […]

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 […]

Coconut Rum Swizzle


January 4, 2012 (Day 281) — Coconut Rum Swizzle We’re going to go ahead and up the complexity a bit for today’s cocktail. You’ll need a nice long list of ingredients for this one. This is based of the classic rum swizzle, which is sure to be found in any number of books and websites […]

Shampagen


December 8, 2011 (Day 254) — Shampagen Okay, some more nerd points for anyone who cab identify how tonight’s drink got its name. I take that back. No nerd points for you, because I’m giving it to you now. It’s Futurama. Shampagen 2 oz Evan Williams Bourbon (chilled) 1 sugar cube 3 dashes Angostura Bitters […]