May 24, 2013 (Day 15) – Sloeberry Not all classic cocktails are unnecessarily complex. Sometimes its as simple as modifying the base spirit by tinge. The Sloeberry takes the base of sloe gin and adjusts it with a few tiny dashes of bitters to modify the flavors. Sloeberry 1 oz sloe gin 1 dash Angostura […]

Blackthorn Cocktail

May 18, 2013 (Day 9) – Blackthorn Cocktail Pre-Prohibition cocktails and post-Prohibition cocktails tend to share a lot of similarities. Whereas the development of cocktail recipes seems to outpace a good number of other culinary crafts, those few decades with nothing but speakeasies seems to have somewhat stunted the creation of a new generation of […]

Don Julio Blanco Part Two (Cocktails): Sloe Train to Mexico

Because of the smoothness we’ve noted in the Don Julio, it allows it much more flexibility in mixing. While some of the lesser tequilas just obliterate all other flavors in a cocktail, the Don Julio is smooth enough to mix well, while still having enough of a distinct flavor to lend its hand to the […]

Moulin Rouge

January 26, 2011 (Day 361) — Moulin Rouge Okay, I know I’m going to lose man points for this. But I really like the Baz Luhrman movie “Moulin Rouge.” I’m not too proud to admit it either. And I really do apologize. I just really dig the hyper-saturated videography, the style of Paris at that […]

Union Jack

December 27, 2010 (Day 331) — Union Jack This is a Union Jack: There is also a cocktail called the Union Jack. Union Jack 2 oz gin 1 oz sloe gin .5 oz grenadine Tasty, but heavy for a gin-based drink. I would call it a wintery drink. Fruity, but a nice bite on the […]

Sloe Tequila

November 30, 2010 (Day 304) — Sloe Tequila I’m a fan of things that don’t seem like they’d go together. Sometimes you end up with some of the most amazing taste sensations around. So, naturally, I was intrigued when I saw a recipe for the Sloe Tequila I was intrigued. What does a fruity liquor […]

Black Hawk

November 20, 2010 (Day 294) — Black Hawk We’ve got some family staying over this evening, so it’ll be a shorter post tonight, folken. To me, fall means whiskey. So, let’s make something with some bourbon. So, what shall we make this evening? Black Hawk 1.5 oz bourbon 1.5 oz sloe gin Fill a rocks […]

Bichon Frise

September 16, 2010 (Day 229) — Bichon Frise A Bichon Frise is a fruity little french dog that is probably what you think of when people utter the phrase “fruity little french dog.” It’s more poofy than a poodle. More girly than a baguette. They’re pretty dang adorable. Just look at him! But, if pushed, […]

Frostbit Kentuckian

September 11, 2010 (Day 224) — Frostbit Kentuckian I struggled to find some way to create an effective and meaningful way to talk about the nine years since September 11… But I can’t. I’m a purveyor of dick and fart jokes. My thoughts and prayers with all those who have known a loss that I […]

Sloe Gin Fizz

August 13, 2010 (196) — Day Sloe Gin Fizz For all my (invented) knowledge of cocktails, I’ve never tried sloe gin. Not only that, I wasn’t even sure what EXACTLY slow gin is. This is what I found: “Sloe gin  a red liqueur flavored with sloe berries, the fruit of the blackthorn, a relative of […]