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 […]

Cherry Limeade Spritzer

In the warmer spring and summer months, there are certain things that are irreplaceable. One of these enduring bits of seasonal necessity is the Sonic Cherry Limeade. For those of you unfortunate enough to not have access to a Sonic, I truly apologize. The sweet and citrus taste exactly like summer. We’ve strived to recreate that […]

Cremosa Menta

Culinary purists call bullshit on Italian sodas and cremoras. We call bullshit on them disregarding a chance at great cocktails.

Wasabi and Ginger

We’ve reviewed Oddka Wasabi Vodka – a bizarre little bit of booze that has a strong wasabi flavor without the “oh my god, I’m going to die” of trying to drink actual wasabi. We’re taking some of the recipes that Oddka recommends and switching them up a bit to our own tastes. As the vodka […]

Laphroaig Part Two: Bantam

As we near the amateur hockey season (which is the highlight, as the NHL appears to be on its way to another lockout) you’ll forgive us if our minds turn to the ice and all that comes with the best sport on ice. Or, if you ask us, it’s more the best sport ever. So, […]

Hendrick’s Gin Part Two: Meadow Mule

So, the other day’s cocktail featured St. Germain rather prominently. We’re continuing to use this versatile liqueur with today’s drink as well. Much like the Orange Burst, this cocktail comes from the mad geniuses at Hendrick’s. 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin .5 oz St. Germain 1 oz apple juice ginger ale tall cucumber slice Build the […]

Hendrick’s Gin Part Two: Orange Burst

This is actually a recipe straight from the Hendrick’s Curiostorium. 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin. .75 oz fresh orange juice a splash of Angostura bitters ginger ale soda water lemon wedge In a long glass combine the ingredients. Squeeze the wedge of lemon and drop it into the drink. Add ice. Top with equal parts ginger […]

Sunburnt Canadian

February 28, 2012 (Day 336) — Sunburnt Canadian Sometimes simplicity is the necessity that leads to invention. 2 oz PAMA Ginger ale to top One large ice-cube Place the large ice-cube in a champagne flute. Top with the PAMA and ginger ale. Serve. Cheers! — Mark


January 16, 2012 (Day 293) — Compound You’ll find this drink a bit more suitable for brunches come springtime, but every once in a while the weather will coöperate with you during the winter and give you a beautiful day to sip something like this. 2 oz Sobieski Vodka 1 dash Malibu Black Coconut Rum […]

A Taste of Winter

November 2, 2011 (Day 218) — A Taste of Winter Snow hit tonight. It hit hard and in waves. But this is November in Kansas. That means that it will all be melted by tomorrow. Truthfully, this evening was nothing but A Taste of Winter 2 oz Burnett’s Citrus Vodka 1 oz cherry brandy 1 […]