ORIGINAL — Dust Storm Waltz


October 13, 2011 (Day 198) — Dust Storm Waltz There was finally just a little bit of rain to settle the dust across the plains. However, for several days after a summer of unbearable heat, you could get brief glances of blinding dust storms. Whipping winds, loose soil do not for a pretty landscape make. […]

Rocky Stinger


July 2, 2011 (Day 95) — Rocky Stinger Shit yeah, Stinger. Wait, what’s that? Not that kind of stinger? Crap. Ah well. This will work. Rocky Stinger 2 oz Hennessy VS Cogna 1 oz white peppermint schnapps Mint leaves for garnish Shake the ice, brandy and liqueur well in a cocktail shaker and strain into […]

Bonaparte


July 1, 2011 (Day 94) — Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte. Famous short dude. Famous for having his penis stolen. He may have done some other stuff too. He also liked his cognac. Now, it’s actually Courvoisier who claims to be the cognac of Napoleon. From their website: The origin of our history goes back to the […]

The Classic


June 28, 2011 (Day 92) — The Classic Today’s my birthday, bitches! Let’s get something brief and something classy. Like me in my briefs. The Classic 1 oz cognac .25 oz fresh lemon juice .25 oz maraschino liqueur 1 oz Orange Curacao liqueur Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice and […]

Ginger Hennessy


June 27, 2011 (Day 91) — Ginger Hennessy This one’s easy. Ginger Hennessy 1.5 oz Hennessy VS Three slices fresh ginger Ginger ale to top Muddle the ginger slices with the Hennessy at the bottom of a highball glass. Bright and summery, with a nice bit of balls on the end. Cheers

Featured Best Buy Booze: E&J Brandy VSOP


June 20, 2011 — E&J Brandy I’m going to offend some people with this week’s featured Best Buy Booze. Brandy is much like scotch in the sense that people tend to be pretty obsessive over their specific brands. There also tends to be a pretty major jumpstep from certain brands to others. If you get […]

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 […]

Winter Cosmo


January 18, 2011 (Day 353) — Winter Cosmo The liquor of the week seems to be cognac. Across countless Twitter accounts and Websites that I tend to frequent, the genteel wine-based liquor seems to be making a surge back into the public consciousness. My good friend Josh Davis over at Drinks on Me has, for quite […]

Vieux Carré


January 2, 2011 (Day 337) — Vieux Carré My amazingly wonderful wife is in the kitchen putting together a nice southern lunch: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried okra. My mouth is watering just smelling the smelly smells wafting from the kitchen. That means, since we’re having a nice, southern lunch, we should have a nice, […]

Dra-Kahlua


October 21, 2010 (Day 264) —Dra-Kahlua Third day! Booooo! I’m much too fond of puns to not have at least ONE punned cocktail listed here. I love Photoshop… Dra-Kahlua 1.5 oz. Kahlúa .5 oz. vsop cognac .5 oz. triple sec .75 oz. fresh lemon juice .5 oz. simple syrup Pour all of your ingredients in […]