ORIGINAL — Elixer


August 16, 2011 (Day 141) — Elixer We’re going to get a little bit heavier than last night. This is a take off on the classic champagne cocktail with bitters and sugar. Elixer 1 oz cherry brandy 1 oz 03 Orange Liqueur 1 sugar cube Angostura bitters Dry sparkling wine Place the sugar cube in […]

Mother’s Milk


July 11, 2011 (Day 105) — Mother’s Milk Mother’s Milk, simply put, is breast milk. But it’s also often called something that provides succor to a person in emotional strains. It’s ALSO the name of a Red Hot Chili Pepper’s album. Mother’s Milk 2 oz Phillips Union Vanilla Whiskey 2 oz Half/Half 1 sugar cube […]

Stirrup Cup


June 26, 2011 (Day 90) — Stirrup Cup “It occurs to us that in a day when the motorcars have outstripped horseflesh, ‘runningboard’ cocktail would be a more suitable name for this delectable parting cup. The above recipe compounds a farewell drink potent enough to make you fancy yourself on a horse, feet in stirrups […]

ORIGINAL — Brown Sugar


April 22, 2011 (Day 25) — Brown Sugar Just case you’re still trying to drive those cobwebs out of your head in time for Easter weekend, and the toddy last night didn’t do the trick, here’s an original hot cocktail that has a heavier, sweeter taste than the traditional toddy.  This actually ends up tasting […]

Man o’ War


April 19, 2011 (Day 23) — Man o’ War According to the interwebs, Man o’ War is considered one of the greatest Thoroughbred racehorses  ever. According to Wikipedia, during his career just after World War I, he won 20 of 21 races and $249,465 in purses. Meanwhile, the Porteguese Man o’ War is one of […]

Annex Theater Champagne Cocktail


December 29, 2010 (Day 333) — Annex Theater Champagne Cocktail Only a few more days until New Years Eve! Either if you’re hosting your own New Years party, or spending it out on the town, you’ll need a couple classy drinks up your sleeve to wow those you’re hanging out. Even if you’re spending a […]

Cranberry Champagne


December 15, 2010 (Day 319) — Cranberry Champagne “On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” It’s the week before Christmas, and we’re counting down the 12 days until Christmas. If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this, I’m guessing you probably are), then you need some extra shall […]

Steamy Affair


December 2, 2010 (Day 306) — Steamy Affair Pop quiz, hot shot. What’s something that a lot of Christmas songs have going on in them if you REALLY listen to the lyrics. Sex. I’m talking about sex. Just listen to “Let It Snow.” Or “Santa Baby.” Or “Sleigh Ride.” Steamy Affair Hot black coffee 2 […]

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 […]

Eggnog


November 27, 2010 (Day 301) — Eggnog It’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which means that Jenn and I are busting out the decorations to gussy up the house for Christmas! That also means I was hanging off of a ladder putting up the lights on the house and laying the lights over the bushes. And […]