Merry Christmas

December 25, 2010 (Day 329) — Merry Christmas You should be spending time with your family today, not online. Need an easy, last-minute drink that will please your family and friends today? Well, good thing you came here! Here’s one that will knock them out of the park, and you probably already have all these […]

Cranberry Champagne

December 15, 2010 (Day 319) — Cranberry Champagne “On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” It’s the week before Christmas, and we’re counting down the 12 days until Christmas. If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this, I’m guessing you probably are), then you need some extra shall […]

Ginger Cosmopolitan

December 8, 2010 (Day 312) — Ginger Cosmopolitan Yesterday we made what definitely amounts to a party drink. Let’s take it down a notch tonight and tease up the class just a little bit more. You know, classy! Jenn and I have a Williams-Sonoma holiday cookbook that’s filled with lots of entertainment ideas, and a […]

Summer Swinger

November 9, 2010 (Day 283) — Summer Swinger Ahh, on to my second (third, fourth, seventh?) stop this week — West Point, NE. So, I make a stop at the Roadhouse Lounge. A place where locals are known to hang out, it’s a bit slow on a Tuesday night. The man behind the bar tells […]

Vampire’s Blood

October 24, 2010 (Day 267) — Vampire’s Blood Just because you’re hosting a Halloween party doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have something for kiddies (or, for the teetotalers among your friends). Since my awesome stepson is inviting some of his friends over for the party on Saturday, we need to make sure that we’ve got some […]

Red Zombie

October 20, 2010 (Day 263) — Red Zombie Day No. 2 of the Halloween drink series! Are you ready to rock? Pretty much everyone knows about White Zombie (the Rob Zombie vehicle that scared suburbanite parents with their kitchy horror-movie charm). However, I was interested when I stumbled across the recipe for what was called […]

Should Be Perfect

October 8, 2010 (Day 251) — Should Be Perfect So, I mentioned yesterday that my stepson and I would be attending the Company Night of the Depot Theater Company’s newest production: “Nobody’s Perfect” by Simon Williams. My wife has the female lead, so it was only natural that we be there to help support her! […]

Absolute Sex (Feat. Big Nose Kate’s)

September 28, 2010 (Day 241) — Absolute Sex Mary Catherine Horoy — or as she is more commonly known in her time, “Big Nose Kate” — was the paramour of Doc Holliday, the heavy drinking dentist. These are all characters that have a special place of affection in my heart, as an armchair historian of […]

Bichon Frise

September 16, 2010 (Day 229) — Bichon Frise A Bichon Frise is a fruity little french dog that is probably what you think of when people utter the phrase “fruity little french dog.” It’s more poofy than a poodle. More girly than a baguette. They’re pretty dang adorable. Just look at him! But, if pushed, […]


August 22, 2010 (Day 205) — Seabreeze So, you’re a beginner bartender. You’ve just got started at the local pub to help pay for your mambo lessons. Or maybe you’re just hoping to start entertaining your friends and family in the comfort of your own home! Both are great! Just make sure you’re not charging […]