Moonlight Lemonade

There’s something really beautiful about simple things combined to create something greater than their individual parts. Chocolate and peanut butter. Donuts and bacon. Cagney and Lacey. Among the best is moonshine and lemonade. Specifically, being all highfalutin and mixing moonshine with San Pellegrino Limonata for today’s cocktail. Perfect after a long hard day mowing the lawn […]

George Dickel White Corn Whisky #1

There’s something special about moonshine. It’s the purest form of the liquid we’ve all come to adore so much. Unadulterated, unfettered, it’s the virgin expression of the base spirit that we all strive for. At least when it’s done right. If not, it’s a screaming hellfire on earth that leaves you dying among the bushes, […]

Year Two in Review

Need a quick reference guide to what liquors we featured over the past year as best buy booze? Here’s a summary of all 52 of the featured best buy boozes. Dig it: Week 1: Rittenhouse Rye Week 2: Boru Vodka Week 3: New Amsterdam Gin Week 4: Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Week 5: Bacardi […]

FEATURED BEST BUY BOOZE: Dickel Cascade Hollow Tennessee Whiskey

January 23, 2012 — Dickel Cascade Hollow Tennessee Whiskey There’s a bit of a disconnect when it comes to the casual drinker not understanding the difference between bourbon and Tennessee whisky. To be clear — Jack Daniels isn’t bourbon. It’s Tennessee whisky. By the same token, Dickel isn’t bourbon. Dickel is Tennessee whisky. And they have balls, which is […]


January 18, 2012 (Day 295) — Quicksilver Quicksilver was a term used in days of yore for Mercury. This drink is clear and silvery. 2 oz Sobieski Vodka 1 oz Esprit de June Dash of maraschino liqueur Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well for at least 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled […]

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 […]


January 16, 2012 — Sobieski I’ve come to call the different vodka brands vying for supremacy “The Vodka Wars.” Each brand tries to trump the others on fancy processes, flavors, ingredients, organics, etc. It’s refreshing to see someone bring a rapier to the fight and make quick work. Okay, that’s a bit of a muddled metaphor, but […]


January 15, 2012 (Day 292) — Joker Consider tonight’s cocktail the spiritual twin of last night’s. 2 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Gailliano Dash of sweet vermouth Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, until a frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain into a rocks glass […]


January 14, 2012 (Day 291) — Cynic We’re not overtly fond of the term “cynic” It’s so negative. Although, some jackass would probably just come up with a worse one. Yeah, we probably tend to be cynics. 2 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Cynar Artichoke Bitters Dash dry vermouth Combine the ingredients in a […]

ORIGINAL — Southern Fried Chicken

January 13, 2011 (Day 290) — Southern Fried Chicken Soul food. Hells yeah. Makes me think of Sunday lunches with my grandparents — fried chicken, corn bread, fried okra, ham. Hard to believe we were a German farming family in rural Kansas. But, I’m forever grateful for the Vierthaler clan showing me those amazing foods. […]