June 18, 2011 (Day 82) — Chantels For those unfortunate enough to not know about the Chantels, they were a Motown group from the 1950s who produced some great hits and still manage to make me wistful. Tonight’s drink is called Chantels because it’s a take off of the classic Shandy, which is beer and […]

Gold Rush

June 17, 2011 (Day 81) — Gold Rush When they’re done right, beertails are hella tasty cocktails that can impress visitors and fans alike. That introduction has nothing to do with tonight’s drink. Tonight’s drink makes me think of crazy toothless prospectors. Gold Rush 1 oz bourbon whiskey 1 oz vodka Smithwick’s Ale Combine all […]


June 16, 2011 (Day 80) — Beesting Sitting backstage at rehearsal, this is coming to you clandestinely! Not the drink that is. Just tonight’s post! Beesting 1/2 a pint glass of orange juice 1/2 a pint glass of Smithwick’s Combine in a chilled pint glass. Light, strong. It’s like a guy’s Mimosa!

Bloody Useless

June 14, 2011 (Day 78) — Bloody Useless This one’s short. Yup. Bloody Useless 2 oz vodka 1 oz grenadine Smithwick’s Ale to top Combine ingredients in a pint glass filled with ice and stir gently. Serve. A little bit of sweet to balance out the bitterness. Not a drink for everyone. Cheers!

Featured Best Buy Booze: Smithwicks Ale

June 13, 2011 — Smithwicks Ale That’s right, ladies and gents. We’re making beertails this week. Because I’m a sucker for a challenge. This week’s featured booze is Smithwick’s Ale. And as anyone who has some time whipping up cocktails knows, beertails are some of the hardest drinks to make. the unique hoppy flavor of […]