Campari Part Two: Campari Collins


With it’s dark red color and sweet, citrus, bitterness Campari does turn out to be one of the best options heading into the fall months. You can straddle that delicate line between a cocktail that is too heavy for the hot temperatures but too light for the chill winds that sweep in from the north. […]

Hendrick’s Gin Part Two: Orange Burst


This is actually a recipe straight from the Hendrick’s Curiostorium. 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin. .75 oz fresh orange juice a splash of Angostura bitters ginger ale soda water lemon wedge In a long glass combine the ingredients. Squeeze the wedge of lemon and drop it into the drink. Add ice. Top with equal parts ginger […]

Russian Standard Gold Part Two: Strawberry Limeade


It’s summer time! That means it’s time for visits to America’s Favorite Drive-In (TM) Strawberry Limeade 2 oz Russian Standard Gold 1 oz Rose’s Lime Cordial 3 strawberries Soda water to top 1 strawberry for garnish Muddle the strawberries in the bottom of a rocks glass with the lime cordial. Fill the glass with ice, […]

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 […]

London Lampoon


January 5, 2010 (Day 340) — London Lampoon So, I’m back up in Kearney, Neb. this week for a full-staff meeting for work. This is good news for me, because I’m nearby Venue, which I reviewed in an earlier post. Their food is excellent, and their bartender is willing to stretch herself and create tasty […]

Old Fashioned


November 28, 2010 (Day 302) — Old Fashioned “My love’s old fashioned/But it still works just the way it is.” — Cee-Lo Green The Old Fashioned is, well… Old Fashioned. It’s one of the oldest cocktails around and can be found in classy piano bars to skeevy dives the world over. It’s one of the […]

Wild Irish Rose


April 9, 2010 (Day 69) — Wild Irish Rose I don’t know why, but the name of this cocktail reminds me of some sort of country song. “Ramblin’ Rose” maybe? “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town”? You’d think, considering I grew up in Dodge City, Kansas — the Queen of the Cowtowns — that […]