Purple Rose of the Desert Sage

Back on June 14, the cocktail world celebrated National Bourbon Day. We celebrated, too, but perhaps a bit too much.


June 6, 2013 (Day 27) – Ramona Another one from good ol’ Bill Edwards How to Mix Drinks. 2 oz Old Tom Gin 1 oz fresh lemon juice 1 spring fresh mint Simple syrup to taste Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice (the bigger the better, you’re going to […]

Morning Glory Cocktail

June 1, 2013 (Day 23) – Morning Glory Cocktail The Morning Glory Cocktail originally appeared in The Professor’s original cocktail book. Like many from that time, it was meant to be drank in the morning. Mainly to waylay feeling like death warmed over from the previous night’s drinking. It was vicious cycle. Take 3 dashes […]

Campari Part Two: The Nightmare

Okay, so at the beginning of last week, we talked about the opening of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. And, if we recall correctly, we also mentioned creating a cocktail for that show. And so we did! We have an opening night party coming up next week when the show opens, and today’s cocktail will be […]

Zacapa Estilo Viejo

We’re looking to the Zacapa Rum website for some inspiration this evening. Zacapa Estilo Viejo 2 oz Ron Zacapa 2 dashes Angostura bitters 1 dash orange bitters Simple syrup to taste Combine all the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir and serve.

Russian Standard Gold Part Two: Bolshoi Basil Green

This one comes straight from the folks at Russian Standard. 1.5 oz Russian Standard Gold 1 oz fresh lime juice 3 fresh sprigs basil 2 tsp simple syrup Club Soda Muddle the basil and simple syrup in a high ball glass. Fill the glass with ice and then add the vodka, lime juice and club […]

ORIGINAL — Antioxidant

December 27, 2011 (Day 273) — Antioxidant When you hear about food these days, it seems like it’s all free-radicals-this and antioxidants-that. It’s enough to make you want to go ahead and just take up a pack-a-day habit and start hammering down cheap beer until cirrhosis and cancer decides to just go ahead and take […]

Flying Wet Willie

September 27, 2011 (Day 182) — Flying Wet Willie As a kid, the quickest way to make a kid uncomfortable was to give them a wet willie. That or a swift kick in the nuts. The wet willie was much more psychological though, able to reduce even the toughest guy into a simpering little nancy […]

ORIGINAL — Exhibitionist

July 30, 2011 (Day 124) — Exhibitionist Another filthy, filthy sex cocktail? Guess it’s time to bust this guy out again… A bit of background on the drink — a Between the Sheets is a classic cocktail that tends to find popularity in sorority girls’ repertoires a lot. It’s a sweeter drink that packs a […]

Brandy Daisy

June 24, 2011 (Day 88) — Brandy Daisy It’s topping 100 degrees today around western Kansas, so we’re desperately going to need something just a little bit lighter than what we’ve been drinking. Let’s cool down this Friday evening with something a bit more tempered. Brandy Daisy 2 oz brandy 2 dashes dark rum 2-3 […]