When we’re reviewing new liquors we always like to head over to the distiller’s website to see how they recommend their spirits be served. It would usually serve to reason that they would offer some pretty great drinks, as they are the ones that have the closest hands in the product from start finish. However, […]

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 […]

Campari Part Two: The Nightmare

Okay, so at the beginning of last week, we talked about the opening of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. And, if we recall correctly, we also mentioned creating a cocktail for that show. And so we did! We have an opening night party coming up next week when the show opens, and today’s cocktail will be […]

Campari Part Two: Je Ne Regrette Rien

There is an outstanding french song that was popular back in the hey day of the 1950s called “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” which translates to “No, I don’t regret anything.” The whole song oozes class, so we figured we needed to create a cocktail that was equally class.. oozy… Yeah… So. Right. Je Ne […]

Laphroaig Part Two: Kilt Royale

Lazy puns are sometimes the best way to get through to people like us. In fact, that’s how we usually communicate in the Cocktails, 365 test lab. There’s very few instances of what anyone would actually call “conversation” or “complete sentences.” It’s mostly, you know, one-off jokes and shitty puns. So we are absolutely unapologetic […]

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka Part Two (Cocktails): Franco-Dutch

I’ll admit to being woefully ignorant of the intra-country goings on and diplomatic European relationships. I’m going to go ahead and assume that relations between the Dutch and France are somewhat good. The BBC has yet to tell me anything significantly different. Besides, we figure that if a drink is as tasty as this one, the two countries would just […]


January 6, 2011 (Day 283) — Kismet Kismet is a couple of different things, really. By definition, kismet is destiny. It’s also a Broadway show. It’s Arabic in origin, with heavily implications that kismet is the allocation of one’s lot in life. Kismet 2 oz Malibu Black 3 oz pineapple juice 1 oz orange liqueur […]

ORIGINAL – Dark ‘n Windy

January 5, 2012 (Day 282) — Dark ‘n Windy We’ve already touched upon the ability of Malibu Black’s ability to adjust for the popular Dark ‘n Stormy cocktail. This one is just a bit different, however, as we’re upping the alcohol content and changing the flavor majorly. Dark ‘n Windy 1.5 oz Malibu Black Champagne […]

New Years Eve

December 31, 2011 (Day 277) — New Years Eve I know it’s much, much to early in the game. Oh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same. What are you doing New Years? New Years Eve. New Years Eve 2 oz Hpnotiq 2 oz vodka 1 oz orange juice Champagne to top Combine […]

New Blue Star

December 30, 2011 (Day 276) — Blue Star Here’s another recipe that appeared on the Hpnotiq site, which we’ve adjusted a little bit for our own uses. We like doing that, in case you guys haven’t noticed. New Blue Star 3 oz Hpnotiq 1 oz gin 1 dash simple syrup Sparkling Pear Cider Combine the […]