ORIGINAL — Junk of the Heart

October 16, 2011 (Day 201) — Junk of the Heart The Kooks have a (relatively) new song out that continues to get hooked in my mind, much like their other songs. This drink takes it’s name from their new single, because in my mind both have a distinctly fall feeling to them. This is a […]

ORIGINAL — Waffle Cone

October 15, 2011 (Day 200) — Waffle Cone Dag yo. Can you already believe that it’s another 200 days into a second year of unique cocktails every day? Time flies when you’re drinking heavily. When I was younger, the best part of getting an ice cream cone as a treat wasn’t really os much as […]

ORIGINAL — Fairy Godfather

October 14, 2011 (Day 199) — Fairy Godfather This is the first image that pops up when you do a Google image search for “Fairy Godfather.” For the love of God, just don’t take SafeSearch off. Trust us on this. There’s a whole other level of depravity on the interwebs. Although, that really shouldn’t surprise […]

ORIGINAL — Dust Storm Waltz

October 13, 2011 (Day 198) — Dust Storm Waltz There was finally just a little bit of rain to settle the dust across the plains. However, for several days after a summer of unbearable heat, you could get brief glances of blinding dust storms. Whipping winds, loose soil do not for a pretty landscape make. […]

Bad Habit

October 12, 2011 (Day 197) — Bad Habit Bad Habit 4 oz coffee 2 oz bourbon 2 oz Monarch Hazelnut Liqueur .5 oz creme de cacao Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Cheers! — Mark

Trail Mix

October 11, 2011 (Day 196) — Trail Mix Trail Mix. No need for explanation: Trail Mix 1 oz Monarch Hazelnut Liqueur 1 oz Chambord Raspberry Liquer 2 oz heavy cream Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well (at least 30 second). Pour into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a […]

Holy Hell

October 10, 2011 (Day 195) — Holy Hell Autumn has descended like a blanket over Kansas. After the driest summer on record and one of the worst heat waves in recent memory, we finally have some overcast clouds, some rain is falling, and it doesn’t feel like stepping into a convection oven when you go out the […]

Featured Best Buy Booze: Monarch Hazelnut Liqueur

October 10, 2011 — Monarch Hazelnut Liqueur The nut liqueurs are staples of European cuisine, as well as cocktail culture. This is especially true of Italian cocktails. However, the problem begins when you realize that these also tend to be some of the most expensive liqueurs on the market. That is, until you consider the Monarch line. Now, as we’ve […]