Rye and Shine


The stronger bite of the rye will take some of that syrup off, and the addition of the fresh lemon juice brings out the bite from the Dewshine. The Angostura bitters (or really any type of bitters you may like) will balance it out and give some extra depth.

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Ryegroni


Happy Negroni Week, for those of you sober enough to remember there was a reason you started drinking nothing but Negroni’s on Monday! From the Negroni Week website: Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. […]

Cook County


We took the FEW Rye and plugged it into the classic Martinez cocktail, switched up the bitters, and added a little bit of citrus to play off the rye.

REVIEW – FEW Rye Whiskey


Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★★ This is one of the best ryes we’ve tasted at Cocktails, 365. It lacks some of the depth of a more aged spirit, but it’s that rawness that adds to the appeal.

Lawhill


May 12, 2013 (Day 5) – Lawhill The spiciness of rye lends some excellent complexity to cocktails that aren’t present in other whiskeys. That spiciness can also bring out different layers of flavors in other super-powered liquors such as absinthe. Lawhill 2 oz rye whiskey 1 oz dry vermouth 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 dash […]

Jockey Club


May 11, 2013 (Day 3) – Jockey Club I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of people today about a local project I’m involved with that’s dedicated to purchasing and restoring a historical movie theater in my hometown’s downtown area. It was actually the site of the first-ever movie premiere outside of Hollywood. […]

Ink Street


March 31, 2011 (Day 4) — Ink Street I’m back on Ink Street. As I’m buckling down and working on some new projects at work, I’m also buckling down and working on getting some book proposals out the door. Once again, my fingertips are stained with ink. The life of a writer. Even dusted off […]