French Romance

We’re continuing this week with our series of Valentine’s Day cocktails using Epic Vodka Original and Epic Vodka Cherry. Yesterday we presented the One Shade of Grey – a deeply complex tea martini. Today we’re adding some complexity, with a cocktail that’s a bit of a misnomer. You see, while absinthe is traditionally associated with […]

Holy Hell

October 10, 2011 (Day 195) — Holy Hell Autumn has descended like a blanket over Kansas. After the driest summer on record and one of the worst heat waves in recent memory, we finally have some overcast clouds, some rain is falling, and it doesn’t feel like stepping into a convection oven when you go out the […]

Leggy Redhead

July 25, 2011 (Day 119) — Leggy Redhead There’s something about redheads. Of course, blondes are pretty amazing too. However, because we’re using an orange-based liqueur, we’re going with redheads. And that’s okay with us. Leggy Redhead 1 oz Grand Monarch Orange Liqueur 2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Dash of ginger ale Combine the ingredients […]

Wild Rose

July 24, 2011 (Day 118) — Wild Rose As the world-famous philosopher-poet Bret Michaels once sang: Wild Rose 1 dash grenadine syrup 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a rose petal or two. It’s sweet, with a bite. Truly we […]

ORIGINAL — Tea Party

July 23, 2011 (Day 117) — Tea Party This is the good type of Tea Party.  Tea Party 3 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 2 oz tea-infused vodka 4 oz club soda Combine all three ingredients in a brandy snifter filled with ice and swirl. Bright and smooth with a little bit of spice on the […]


July 21, 2011 (Day 115) — Firestone A take off on the classic Amaretto Stone Sour. Firestone 2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 2 oz sweet and sour mix 2 oz orange juice Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Cheers! — Mark

ORIGINAL — Flaming Gremlin

July 20, 2011 (Day 114) — Flaming Gremlin Hot. Brain. Melting. Dry. Death ray. It’s like… fat guy on a scooter, hot out. Let’s conjur up a drink that at least matches the heat visually. Flaming Gremlin 3 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 2 oz grenadine Combine the ingredients in a mason jar filled with crushed […]


July 19, 2011 (Day 113) — Godson The Godfather is an excellent cocktail that mixes scotch with Amaretto to give you a brusque but sweet cocktail. This is a personal variation of the classic. Godson 2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 2 oz Blended Scotch 1 oz Amaretto Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass filled […]

ORIGINAL — Burning Passion

July 18, 2011 (Day 112) — Burning Passion Consider this drink a stretch-over from last week’s cocktail. We’re using last week’s featured booze to help bolster the power of the Fireball Whisky. It’s a way to dip your toes into the cinnamon whisky world. Because trust me, things are going to get more intense from […]