Castle Brand’s Irish to the Core Portfolio

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ORIGINAL — Honey Patch

September 19, 2011 (Day 174) — Honey Patch It’s Monday. You head down to the bar. You need something strong to help wash the day off your shoulders, but you don’t want something too bitter. After all, you haven’t hit the bitter office work portion of your week yet. That tends to come around Thursday […]

John’s Gremlin

November 19, 2010 (Day 293) — John’s Gremlin It’s Friday everyone! That means you’re long workweek, making the world a better place for friends, family and strangers is wrapping up. Or, if you’re some of my friends with non-standard schedules, you’re just getting ready to start your work week and kick copious amounts of ass! […]

Colonial Boy

November 18, 2010 (Day 292) — Colonial Boy Long day, gentlemen. Let us strike up a pipe of our finest tobacco from the colonies, polish our monocles and polish up our elephant guns. It’s time for a Colonial Boy. Indeed. Colonial Boy 1 oz Irish whiskey Dash of simple syrup Black tea In a prewarmed […]

Wild Irish Rose

April 9, 2010 (Day 69) — Wild Irish Rose I don’t know why, but the name of this cocktail reminds me of some sort of country song. “Ramblin’ Rose” maybe? “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town”? You’d think, considering I grew up in Dodge City, Kansas — the Queen of the Cowtowns — that […]

Burning Bush

March 3, 2010 (Day 32) —  Burning Bush Man, there’s about 20 different ways I could take the name of this cocktail. I could go the religious route, via Moses and the burning bush. I could go the academic route and reference the University of Kansas’ (my alma mater) seal, which depicts Moses next to […]

Spirit Lifter

March 2, 2010 (Day 31) — Spirit Lifter Yes. I really did cook last night. What was on the menu, you say? Why, nothing other than homemade pancakes from scratch and thick-cut bacon! Seriously. Bacon is proof that God wants us to eat pigs, if nothing else. I mean, damn. Where was I? Oh, yeah. […]

Irish Coffee

February 22, 2010 (Day 23) — Irish Coffee First, let me apologize for no updates over the weekend. I think I’ve figured out that WordPress just really doesn’t like Chrome for Mac, that’s why I kept crashing. I’m now writing in Firefox, so hopefully I can get my weekend posts up in short order to […]