Hendrick’s Gin Part Two: Traditional Martini

The true history of the Martini is shrouded in mystery, which truthfully only seems fitting. After all, isn’t it the mystery of it all that draws the thoughts back towards the quality of the creation as opposed to the origin? After all, no one is entirely sure when and where the wheel was invented. We can just […]


April 14, 2011 (Day 18) — Yale So tonight we’re not in New York. We’re still staying in New England however.  Tonight, we’re going to Yale. Some facts from yale.edu: Undergraduate students* 5,242 Graduate and professional students* 6,318 International students* 1,910 Faculty* 3,695 Staff* 9,267 International scholars* 1,970 Living alumni 167,350 Library holdings 12.7 million […]

Key-Lime Martini

May 6, 2010 (Day 96) — Key-Lime Martini Well, Cinco de Mayo has come and gone. Cervezas have been drunk. Tequila has been slammed — or sipped if you have a really good one. Mexican food was downed and now we’re in the after-fiesta siesta shadow. But! Don’t rest on your laurels or anything. Why? […]

The Classic Martini

February 21, 2010 (Day 22) — The Classic Martini Before I get too far into this year-long project, it only makes sense in my mind to touch upon one of the most basic of all cocktails, the famous Martini. So, of course, this means we’re all in store for another history lesson. From the excellent […]

Buster Brown

February 18, 2010 (Day 19) — Buster Brown Two Christmases ago, my brother Paul bought Jenn and I a book called “The Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the Classics.” There are some recipes in there that, due to our location in the boonies, we’ll probably never be able to try (without mail-order that […]

Red Hot Martini

February 14, 2010 (Day 15) — Red Hot Martini It’s Valentine’s Day! For some, this means that it’s the perfect time of year to snuggle up with their one true love, pop some bubbly and dine on chocolate dipped strawberries while quietly thanking the heavens they made it through one more year together. For us […]