Sidra de Manzana Caliente

We’re mixing up some cocktails with Peligroso Silver Tequila that reviewed earlier this week. This is a modified version of the Peligroso Hot Manzana – one of Peligroso’s suggested cocktails. 2 oz Peligroso Silver Tequila .5 oz cinnamon schnapps Hot apple cider to top Heat up apple cider in an Irish Coffee mug. Top with […]

Fall Harvest

October 4, 2011 (Day 189) — Fall Harvest One of the best things about fall in Kansas is local cider. There’s an apple orchard in Kansas that makes some of the best apple cider around, which is then distributed across the state. It’s nice, cloudy, and incredibly crisp. It’s the perfect fit for fall cocktails […]

Turning Leaf Cider

September 20, 2011 (Day 175) — Turning Leaf Cider As the leaves start turning, so do our thoughts to the upcoming season. After some miserably hot days this summer, it will be nice to be a bit chilled. Get that same brisk fall air in your drink. So, it only seems fitting to honor the […]

Bourbon Furnace

December 17, 2010 (Day 321) — Bourbon Furnace It’s Friday. You want to go out for the evening, but there’s a cold wind blowing. Snow is dusting the ground, and icy breaths are whirling in the air. You need something to warm the cockles of your heart before you brave the cold. Something to gird […]

Stone Fence

November 22, 2010 (Day 296) — Stone Fence Sometimes, simplicity is key. That’s the theory behind the Stone Fence. Bourbon and cider. Good. Solid. American. Stone Fence 2 oz bourbon Apple cider Fill a rocks glass with ice, then top with your bourbon and cider. Stir well and serve. Tasty and simple! Cheers! — Mark

Autumn Wind

November 7, 2010 (Day 281) — Autumn Wind 1 oz Jameson Irish whiskey 1 oz cinnamon schnapps 2 dashes Angostura bitters 3 oz good quality apple cider In a double rocks glass, add first three ingredients. Add ice. Pour apple cider over the the ice. Stir briefly to blend. Serve. Low key and delicious. The […]


October 23, 2010 (Day 266) — Wicked “No one mourns the Wicked/No one cries “They won’t return!”/No one lays a lily on their grave/The good man scorns the Wicked!” — Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz Chugging along with the Halloween train! Tonight, I’m also indulging my equally grand theater obsessions. This […]

ORIGINAL — End of Hell

October 11, 2010 (Day 254) — End of Hell Hey, look! Another theater post! This one will be brief because we’re all worn out and ready to hit the hay. I’ll have some longer posts this week. Much love! Traditionally at our theater, we rehearse for four weeks, then have a four-week run. That last […]

Should Be Perfect

October 8, 2010 (Day 251) — Should Be Perfect So, I mentioned yesterday that my stepson and I would be attending the Company Night of the Depot Theater Company’s newest production: “Nobody’s Perfect” by Simon Williams. My wife has the female lead, so it was only natural that we be there to help support her! […]

Hard Whiskey

October 7, 2010 (Day 250) — Hard Whiskey After a lot of hard work and late nights, the local production of “Nobody’s Perfect” by Simon Williams is almost ready to premier. My wife, who happens to be amazing and have the female lead, has been hunkering down lately and putting her game face on for […]