Ginger Cognac

January 19, 2011 (Day 354) — Ginger Cognac I’ve only got a little bit of my cognac left, so I figured this evening I’d finish off the bottle and make another cognac-based cocktail. Originally, I had planned to sync this evening’s drink with Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. However, a long day at work and only […]

Colonial Boy

November 18, 2010 (Day 292) — Colonial Boy Long day, gentlemen. Let us strike up a pipe of our finest tobacco from the colonies, polish our monocles and polish up our elephant guns. It’s time for a Colonial Boy. Indeed. Colonial Boy 1 oz Irish whiskey Dash of simple syrup Black tea In a prewarmed […]

Dead Leaves

November 3, 2010 (Day 277) — Dead Leaves “Dead leaves and the dirty ground/when I know you’re not around/shiny tops and soda pops/when I hear your lips make a sound” — Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground by the White Stripes It’s officially fall! I’m going to have to go out and actually rake the […]


October 28, 2010 (Day 271) — Jack-o-Lantern Here’s a recipe Jenn tracked down on The Kitchen that uses pumpkin puree. I’m a sucker for pumpkin, be it pie or beer, so I was excited to try it out. The mixologist who create this drink called it a Manhattan with hints of pumpkin and fall spices. […]

Early Autumn

September 26, 2010 (Day 239) — Early Autumn 1.5 oz. gin 1/2 oz. absinthe 1 oz. local apple cider 1/2 oz. brandy 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice 2 dashes bitters Ginger beer cinnamon stick for garnish lemon peel for garnish Pour all your ingredients except the ginger beer into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. […]