After Supper Cocktail


The After Supper Cocktail cuts through some of the sweetness in the After Dinner (Special) Cocktail, but still ends up unbalanced and cloying.

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Young Man


August 27, 2013 (Day 110) – Young Man The creepily-named young man is a slightly modified version of the original drink that first garnered the name “Cocktail.” It’s a spirit and bitters. More or less. 3 oz brandy 1 oz French (dry) vermouth 1 dash angostura bitters 2 dashes orange curaçao Combine all the ingredients […]

Hula-Hula


August 18, 2013 (Day 101) – Hula-Hula We’re busting out How to Mix Drinks once more, in all its Spartan, bare-bones glory. 2 oz dry gin 1 oz curacao 1 oz fresh orange juice Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake well and then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an […]

Curaçao Punch


As you can tell from the picture, this is a behemoth of a drink, and you really don’t want to be drinking several of these in a row. It will murder you. Figuratively and literally. It’s very good though, and very good for an afternoon spent with friends and family.

The Derby


August 11, 2013 (Day 94) – The Derby There are a good number of variations of The Derby circulating around the world these days. Hell, there was a good number of variations circulating back in 1947 when a whopping three appeared in the 1947 version of Bartender’s Guide by Trader Vic came out. This recipe […]

Morning Glory Cocktail


June 1, 2013 (Day 23) – Morning Glory Cocktail The Morning Glory Cocktail originally appeared in The Professor’s original cocktail book. Like many from that time, it was meant to be drank in the morning. Mainly to waylay feeling like death warmed over from the previous night’s drinking. It was vicious cycle. Take 3 dashes […]

Knickerbein Cocktail


June 30, 2011 (Day 93) — Knickerbein Cocktail What the hell is Knickerbein? A Knickebein is German for “crooked leg.” Perhaps this is an Anglicization bastardization of that word. Damned if we know. It’s this drink. Knickerbein Cocktail 3/4 oz Orange Curacao liqueur 3/4 oz maraschino liqueur 3/4 oz VS cognac 1 oz eggs Serve […]

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 […]

Brandy Daisy


June 24, 2011 (Day 88) — Brandy Daisy It’s topping 100 degrees today around western Kansas, so we’re desperately going to need something just a little bit lighter than what we’ve been drinking. Let’s cool down this Friday evening with something a bit more tempered. Brandy Daisy 2 oz brandy 2 dashes dark rum 2-3 […]

Mai Tai


October 1, 2010 (Day 244) — Mai Tai Today is the first of October, and I spent this brisk fall evening at a high school football game. Conversely, I’m also working on cleaning up the house so we can bust out the Halloween decorations this weekend. So, as one last farewell to summer, let’s make […]