September 21, 2011 (Day 176) — Alchemist Alchemist (noun) — A person who is versed in or practices alchemy. Alchemy (noun) — 1. a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal […]

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 […]

ORIGINAL — United Kingdom

September 18, 2011 (Day 173) — United Kingdom It’s another lazy Sunday, which means that we’ll make this a brief little update so you can get back to your Chronic(what)les of Narnia. United Kingdom 2 oz scotch whiskey 1 oz Irish whiskey 2 oz 360 Madagascar Vanilla Vodka Dash of caramel apple liqueur Tonic water […]

ORIGINAL — Bitterroot

August 28, 2011 (Day 152) — Bitterroot What is a bitterroot? From Wikipedia: Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva Pursh) is a small, low plant with a pink to white flower. It is the state flower of Montana, United States. The plant is a low-growing perennial plant with a fleshy taproot and a simple or branched base. The flower stems are leafless, 1–3 cm tall, bearing at the […]

Autumn Wind

November 7, 2010 (Day 281) — Autumn Wind 1 oz Jameson Irish whiskey 1 oz cinnamon schnapps 2 dashes Angostura bitters 3 oz good quality apple cider In a double rocks glass, add first three ingredients. Add ice. Pour apple cider over the the ice. Stir briefly to blend. Serve. Low key and delicious. The […]

Irish Blackthorn

August 17, 2010 (Day 200) — Irish Blackthorn We’ve been on a bit of a tropical/foofy/girly drink kick lately. How about something with a little bit of oomph? Something that will put some hair on your chest, smack you in the teeth while relaxing you at the same time. Something with, shall we say… balls. […]

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 […]

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 […]