Pear and Tonic

There’s beauty in simplicity. There’s a desire, which we’re not immune to, that seems to dedicate the love of everything complex. If you can create a cocktail with some many flavors working in harmony together, surely it stands as proof that you’re brilliant. Even Einstein (reportedly) said that if a cluttered desk was the sign […]

Grand Herbologist

Late spring and summer means that fresh herbs are creeping back into our daily cocktails. When picking herbs for your cocktail of choice, don’t limit yourself to the standards, however. Sure, you can pick up some sweet basil and make one damn fine basil-gin concoction. In fact, the gin-bail smash using “standard” gin is STILL this […]

Traditional Elderfashion

October 1, 2011 (Day 186) — Traditional Elderfashion St. Germain is probably one of the best liqueurs currently available. Truthfully, it’s one of the few expensive liqueurs on the market that I don’t even hestitate to recommend purchasing. It truly is worth the $40+ price tag. It will feature prominently in tonight’s drink. So, while […]

St. Germain Cocktail

July 10, 2010 (Day 161) — St. Germain Cocktail So, I’m a bit embarrassed that I’ve had my St. Germain for close to three weeks now, I have yet to actually make the liqueur’s signature cocktail. Or, “official” cocktail if you will — The St. Germain Cocktail.  (I have to wonder where they got the […]

The Chunnel

July 9, 2010 (Day 160) — The Chunnel For those of you not “in the know” (oh man, I used to have a newspaper column named that), the “Chunnel” is the underwater line which connects the United Kingdom to France. Although, for my money nothing can really top Jeremy Clarkson’s “Toy Boyta” from Top Gear […]