North Shore


The North Shore similarly relies on the gin to stand up to the heavier flavors playing along.

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Wasabi and Ginger


We’ve reviewed Oddka Wasabi Vodka – a bizarre little bit of booze that has a strong wasabi flavor without the “oh my god, I’m going to die” of trying to drink actual wasabi. We’re taking some of the recipes that Oddka recommends and switching them up a bit to our own tastes. As the vodka […]

Long-Range Cocktail


June 3, 2013 (Day 25) – Long-Range Cocktail This recipe is taken from the 1895 book Modern American Drinks by George J. Kappeler. Annotations are our own for clarification between classic and modern terms. 2 dashes gum syrup 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 1 pony (1 oz) Italian (sweet) vermouth 1/2 pony (0.5 oz) Absinthe 1/2 […]

Mandarine Napoleon Part Two (Cocktails): Seven Deadly Sins


Considering we gave props to the Seven Heavenly Virtues for the last cocktail, it only really makes sense that we should draw attention to their counterparts. Now, as we mentioned in that recipe, it’s the sins that seem to get most of the press. It oftentimes seems that it’s much more enjoyable to engage in […]

Mead


September 23, 2011 (Day 178) — Mead Pour a flagon of mead! But, what exactly is mead? From Wikipedia: Mead also called honey wine, is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water.It may also be produced by fermenting a solution of water and honey with grain mash; the […]

Wild Rose


July 24, 2011 (Day 118) — Wild Rose As the world-famous philosopher-poet Bret Michaels once sang: Wild Rose 1 dash grenadine syrup 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a rose petal or two. It’s sweet, with a bite. Truly we […]

Vieux Carré


January 2, 2011 (Day 337) — Vieux Carré My amazingly wonderful wife is in the kitchen putting together a nice southern lunch: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried okra. My mouth is watering just smelling the smelly smells wafting from the kitchen. That means, since we’re having a nice, southern lunch, we should have a nice, […]