Stirrup Cup

June 26, 2011 (Day 90) — Stirrup Cup “It occurs to us that in a day when the motorcars have outstripped horseflesh, ‘runningboard’ cocktail would be a more suitable name for this delectable parting cup. The above recipe compounds a farewell drink potent enough to make you fancy yourself on a horse, feet in stirrups […]

209 Highball

June 25, 2011 (Day 89) — 209 Highball The Highball is one of the simplest and most enduring cocktails.  This drink comes from the E&J website, and plays off the classic Highball recipe. 209 Highbal 1 oz E&J Brandy VSOP 1 oz New Amsterdam Gin 1 oz dry vermouth Ginger ale to top Combine the […]

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 […]

Ginger Tea

June 23, 2011 (Day 87) — Ginger Tea “If you throw a midget into a tub of hot water, he makes Sleepytime Tea! A big tub o’ camomile!” – Patton Oswalt I’m not going to say Patton Oswalt endorses my blog. Because he doesn’t. But man, wouldn’t it be cool if he did? Tonight’s post […]

Rising Sun

June 22, 2011 (Day 86) — Rising Sun There is a house in New Orleans/That’s called the Rising Sun/And it’s been the ruin/Of many a poor boy/And God, I know I’m one — The Eagles, Hotel California Here’s a drink that could make you forget about time itself. Rising Sun 1.5 oz brandy .5 oz […]


June 21, 2011 (Day 85) — Alabazam Alabazam sounds a bit to me like a redneck “Ta-da.” This is what came up with when we Googled “Redneck Magician.” However, the Alabazam is a classic brandy-based cocktail with a nice mix of heaviness from the brandy and lightness from the citrus. Alabazam 2 oz brandy 3/4 […]

Japanese Cocktail

June 20, 2011 (Day 84) — Japanese Cocktail The Japanese Cocktail was created by bartender Jerry Thomas and appeared in the 1862 bartending tome “How to Mix Drinks, or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion.” It’s a fascinating read because it’s considered the first bartending book published in the United States. While not having anything to do with […]

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 […]