Hard Whiskey

October 7, 2010 (Day 250) — Hard Whiskey After a lot of hard work and late nights, the local production of “Nobody’s Perfect” by Simon Williams is almost ready to premier. My wife, who happens to be amazing and have the female lead, has been hunkering down lately and putting her game face on for […]

ORIGINAL — Fall in Cuba

September 30, 2010 (Day 243) — Fall in Cuba I’m in the mood for a solid fall drink after returning home from a long week of meetings. We’ll take a play off the classic Old Cuban, which we made a while back. The Old Cuban used champagne, but since it’s fall we’re going to use […]

Pimm’s Cider

August 29, 2010 (Day 211) — Pimm’s Cider We’ve done a lot on Crispin Cider lately. But how about their sister brand, Fox Barrel? Fox Barrel takes a little more round about approach to cider, including the unbelievably excellent Fox Barrel Pear and delightfully odd Black Currant cider. Tonight, we’ll make an interesting original called […]

Apple Cobbler PLUS Crispin Lansdowne review

August 23, 2010 (Day 205) — Vanilla Apple My affection for Crispin Cider is well documented. Is a delicious, low-key and perfectly balanced hard cider. As I’ve mentioned in the past, the majority of Crispin ciders tend to taste more like wine than beer. However, I was thrilled to receive a bottle of Lansdowne in […]

ORIGINAL — The Archangel

August 20, 2010 (Day 203) — The Archangel The Archangel Raphael is one of the three angels mentioned by name in scripture, and one of the seven angels who sits before god’s throne. According to this online database of saints, he is also the patron saint of apothecaries. In my twisted and warped world view, […]

The Doubletree

May 20, 2010 (Day 110) — The Doubletree “I can’t tell you what hotel I’m stayin’ in, but there are two trees involved.” — Mitch Hedberg, Mitch All Together That was what first popped into my head this evening when I was scouring through Cripin Cider’s mixology page looking for a new cocktail to make […]