January 25, 2012 (Day 302) — Cantina So, you’ve decided that you haven’t been doing a great job keeping with your resolutions to take care of yourself? Well, even if you’re going to keep drinking, you an at least put some stuff in your drink that’s good for you. 2 oz Dickel Cascade Hollow 2 oz Italian […]


December 5, 2011 (Day 251) — Haymarket Today is Repeal Day. On this day in 1933, the United States government finally decided that Prohibition, what some had called the “Nobel Experiment” was a failure. The streets were paved with marinated olives and ran clear with gin. Finally, you were able to drink legally again, not […]

Creamy Screwdriver

September 17, 2011 (Day 172) — Creamy Screwdriver I hate blenders in the bar. I’ve said it before. I will probably always continue to say it. The grinding, harsh cacophony of grinding bits and gears completely kills the relaxed, chummy atmosphere that the bar should foster. That being said, however, there are some killer cocktails […]

Absinthe Suissesse

December 21, 2010 (Day 325) — Absinthe Suissesse Okay, we’re heading down south once again. Say you’re hosting a Christmas brunch. Sure, you have your standard cocktail fare such as the Mimosa and the Bellini. But what if someone wants something really special? Something that they’re probably not going to get going to Aunt Gertrude’s […]

Kahlua Toreador

December 3, 2010 (Day 307) — Kahlua Toreador Tonight we hit the recent opening of the theater’s art gallery. One of Jenn and I’s close friends had a piece debuting in the display, which coincided with opening night of the Christmas show. Seemed like a good time to get out of the house and be […]

Pink Rose

May 7, 2010 (Day 97) — Pink Rose It’s been a while since I’ve cracked open the “How to Mix Drinks” cocktail book. It lists bizarre drinks. It’s old and moldy. And by God, it knows how to shove a whole bunch of booze into a small drink. Ahhhh, dear old friend. What sort of […]

Spirit Lifter

March 2, 2010 (Day 31) — Spirit Lifter Yes. I really did cook last night. What was on the menu, you say? Why, nothing other than homemade pancakes from scratch and thick-cut bacon! Seriously. Bacon is proof that God wants us to eat pigs, if nothing else. I mean, damn. Where was I? Oh, yeah. […]

Ramos Gin Fizz

February 03, 2010 (Day 4) — Ramos Gin Fizz Raw eggs are standard for a countless number of dishes (caesar salad), sauces (hollandaise), and drinks (eggnog). And since I don’t have any rum on hand, I’m going to try my hand at a Ramos Gin Fizz. But first! A word of warning from the New […]