Café con Russia

January 30, 2012 (Day 307) — Café con Russian You hear about all these Italian and French cocktails, we’re going to get a bit classy tonight with this Cocktails, 365 original. 2 oz Ruskova Russian Vodka 1 oz Grand Monarch Orange Liqueur 1 oz Trader Vic’s Kona Coffee Liqueur 1 oz cold espresso Dash of cream […]

Seattle Manhattan

January 24, 2011 (Day 359) — Seattle Manhattan What’s coffee known for besides trust-fund hippies who can afford to not have a job and complain about “those corporations, man?” Okay, besides that and hipsters and crusty facial hair? Coffee of course! This recipe from the master mixologists at Jim Beam created this sweet and powerful […]

Café Barbados

December 11, 2010 (Day 315) — Café Barbados The other evening we took a taste test of Cockspur’s Fine Aged Rum and their 12-year Rum. While sampling the 12-year, I mentioned that it was probably best enjoyed either neat or served on the rocks. However I made a mental note that the heavy, sweet flavor […]

Baby Guinness

September 6, 2010 (Day 219) — Baby Guinness My Twitter cohort Cheri, better known as the Intoxicologist on Twitter, her web page and Facebook, posted a story before the long weekend about labor-free drinks. They constituted cocktails that used only two ingredients. I can’t suggest you clicking that link enough, because there are some very […]

White Russian

June 2, 2010 (Day 123) — White Russian The White Russian is a classic cocktail. But, in my mind, it will be forever linked with Jeff Bridge’s The Dude from “The Big Lebowski.” The Dude’s drink of choice. The perfect balance of sweet and creamy with the kick of vodka. Strong enough for a man, […]

Duck Fart

March 9, 2010 (Day 38) — Duck Fart So, one of  the cool things about my job is that I get to travel all around the Midwest. And while I can’t say I’m happy to leave my wife and stepson behind, it’s great meeting the people who work for my company. And, I get to […]

Alexander the Great

March 7, 2010 (Day 36) — Alexander the Great Hey! Who’s in the mood for a history! Lesson? No? Too bad! The following comes from the “History of Western Civilization” course by E.L. Skip Knox at Boise State University: Alexander was a bundle of contradictions and extremes. He was both mystical and practical, a dreamer […]


February 11, 2010 (Day 12) — Frostini It’s eventual. With all the cocktails out there, and my limited resources in small-town America, I had to come across a foofy drink eventually. And… truth be told… between you and me (We’re friends right?) … I occasionally enjoy a foofy drink to even out all the manly […]