Sailor’s Delight


“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.” – Proverb   It’s long been said that the manner of sky that tucks sailors into bed, as well what greets them in the morning, harkens to the weather they can expect to deal with during the day. Countless blogs, podcasts, books, and […]

Pineapple Bronx


August 23, 2013 (Day 106) – Pineapple Bronx It seems to surprise many people that exotic fruits such as pineapple were featured so prominently in pre-prohibition cocktails. However, as more and more people became flush with money, access to these fruits became easier, not to mention the status it instilled in those who could fork […]

The Bow Tie


Crocodile on my feet. Fox fur on my back. Bow tie around my neck. That’s why they call me the gansta mac in the Cadillac. I know we’ve stuck with the Ludacris songs (as this is his cognac) but we couldn’t help but think of this song once we put together this delicious cocktail. 2 […]

Zodiac Vodka Part Two (Cocktails): Naranja


While in high school I took two years of French. In college, I took three years of Spanish. And yet, as a twenty-something I speak jack shit aside from English. Maybe some Yiddish. And I’m really not even speaking English all that well to begin with. As such, when I should be able to wow bystanders with […]

Southern Belle


January 23, 2011 (Day 300) — Southern Belle Southern Belles. 2 oz Dickel Cascade Hollow Tennessee Whisky 10 oz pineapple juice .5 oz Hiram Walker Caramel Apple Splash grenadine 2 oz orange juice Combine all the ingredients in a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Stir well and then serve. Cheers! — Mark

Kismet


January 6, 2011 (Day 283) — Kismet Kismet is a couple of different things, really. By definition, kismet is destiny. It’s also a Broadway show. It’s Arabic in origin, with heavily implications that kismet is the allocation of one’s lot in life. Kismet 2 oz Malibu Black 3 oz pineapple juice 1 oz orange liqueur […]

Coconut Rum Swizzle


January 4, 2012 (Day 281) — Coconut Rum Swizzle We’re going to go ahead and up the complexity a bit for today’s cocktail. You’ll need a nice long list of ingredients for this one. This is based of the classic rum swizzle, which is sure to be found in any number of books and websites […]

ORIGINAL — Ectoplasm Punch


October 31, 2011 (Day 216) — Ectoplasm Punch Ahhh. Halloween. It truly is my favorite holiday. I mean, like really. Even as I got older and it shifted from candy to booze and scantily clad women, I kept my love of the fall holiday that lets you forget yourself, if only for an evening. As […]

Rum Swizzle


October 3, 2011 (Day 188) — Rum Swizzle Summer decided to return with a vengeance. We almost topped 100 degrees today. In October. Bugger. Rum Swizzle 1 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum 1 oz gold rum 1.5 oz pineapple juice 1.5 oz orange juice .25 oz grenadine 1 dash Angostura bitters Combine ingredients in a […]

Tropical Whipt’


September 5, 2011 (Day 160) — Tropical Whipt’ As we mentioned in the review, we’re going to start easing in to some more autumnal cocktails. This will start the slow conversion over tonight. Tropical Whipt’ 2 oz Burnett’s Whipped Cream Vodka 1 oz coconut rum 2 oz pineapple juice Combine the ingredients in a rocks […]