Gin Daisy

May 16, 2013 (Day 7) – Gin Daisy It’s official. Call the morality police. We’re in love with Jerry Thomas. Or at least his book. We’ve never met the man, seeing as we are drastically short on our TARDIS supply. Gin Daisy 3 or 4 dashes of Orgeat, or gum syrup 3 dashes of Maraschino […]

Japanese Cocktail

June 20, 2011 (Day 84) — Japanese Cocktail The Japanese Cocktail was created by bartender Jerry Thomas and appeared in the 1862 bartending tome “How to Mix Drinks, or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion.” It’s a fascinating read because it’s considered the first bartending book published in the United States. While not having anything to do with […]

Absinthe Suissesse

December 21, 2010 (Day 325) — Absinthe Suissesse Okay, we’re heading down south once again. Say you’re hosting a Christmas brunch. Sure, you have your standard cocktail fare such as the Mimosa and the Bellini. But what if someone wants something really special? Something that they’re probably not going to get going to Aunt Gertrude’s […]

Mai Tai

October 1, 2010 (Day 244) — Mai Tai Today is the first of October, and I spent this brisk fall evening at a high school football game. Conversely, I’m also working on cleaning up the house so we can bust out the Halloween decorations this weekend. So, as one last farewell to summer, let’s make […]