Fantasy Martini

August 6, 2011 (Day 131) — Fantasy Martini We’re sticking with some girly, Girl’s Night Out type of drinks with this evening’s drink. Fantasy Martin 1.5 oz vodka 1 oz Ke Ke Beach Key Lime liqueur .5 Blue Curacao .5 cranberry juice Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled […]

Purple Rain

August 4, 2011 (Day 129) — Purple Rain Purple Rain — the name of Prince’s sixth album, before he was known as the Artist Formerly Known as the Vaguely Effeminate Minnesotan and before he was known as Prince again. It’s routinely considered one of the best pop albums of all time. It also led to […]

Sit Down, John

July 4, 2011 (Day  98) — Siddown John 1776 is one of the most underrated musicals of all time. Which means we spent today watching it. And me singing it. Because I’m awesome like that. It’s the Fourth of July! Sit Down, John 2 oz Malibu Coconut Rum 1 oz blue curacao .5 oz grenadine […]


May 20, 2011 (Day 53) — Darkside I was a Star Wars nerd growing up. Not that that’s really surprising to.. well.. anyone. That kid in the middle had long days of nerddom ahead. So naturally when I came across a cocktail called the Darkside I knew it had to include a lightsaber as garnish. […]

Blue Whip

May 17, 2011 (Day 50) — Blue Whip Okay, we’re heading into day two with the Burnett’s Orange Cream vodka. Despite our initial reservations, it turns out that while not something you’d sip neat, it’s definitely a solid addition to a mixologist’s flavored vodka repertoire. And it’s affordable, so that means you can keep the […]

Kentucky Swampwater

April 18, 2011 (Day 22) — Kentucky Swampwater This week we’re focusing on bourbon. Now, this is a bit of a delicate matter for me. Whiskey was the first liquor that I was ever really introduced to. I learned the ropes with whiskey, specifically bourbon. I tend to like the higher quality bourbons (Bulleit, Woodford […]

Sapphire Alpine

April 18, 2011 (Day 20) — Sapphire Alpine Last night we focused a drier, more bitter iteration of the classic martini. The Sapphire Alpine heads to the sweeter side, using orange-flavored blue curacao and peach schnapps in place of the traditional vermouth.  After a six hour day out in the sun fixing our flower beds […]


April 14, 2011 (Day 18) — Yale So tonight we’re not in New York. We’re still staying in New England however.  Tonight, we’re going to Yale. Some facts from Undergraduate students* 5,242 Graduate and professional students* 6,318 International students* 1,910 Faculty* 3,695 Staff* 9,267 International scholars* 1,970 Living alumni 167,350 Library holdings 12.7 million […]


October 19, 2010 (Day 262) — Hauntini Halloween is my favorite holiday. Hands down. Ever since I was a little kid I loved Halloween. Being able to dress up in costumers, pretend you’re someone else for just a little bit of time. Not to mention candy. My parents never kept candy in the house, so […]

Blue London Sidecar

September 9, 2010 (Day 222) — Blue London Sidecar “Would you let me romanticize the beauty in our London skies.” — Jamie Cullum I’m a sucker for singers and standards. Those smooth voices, you can almost hear the smoke of a small bar wafting across the rafters. Sinatra. Davis. Martin. Como. Now, there’s the “new” […]