May 11, 2010 (Day 101) — Sidecar Ahh, cognac. The fine sipping drink. Often preferred neat, there are still a number of excellent cocktails that use the dark and smokey liquor. One classic is the Sidecar. Simple. Basic. Easy. To really understand the basics of good cocktails, it’s always nice to take a look back […]

Long Island Iced Tea

May 10, 2010 (Day 100) — Long Island Iced Tea It’s Day 100 of Cocktails, 365! Do you realize what that means? That means that as of tonight’s post, I’ve hit the century mark when it comes to cocktails. And I’m nowhere near finished! Nowhere. Near. But, since it’s a Monday, and we’re right smack […]

Cinco de Mayo (Part I)

May 3, 2010 (Day 93) — Margarita “Las armas nacionales se han cubierto de gloria.” (English: The national arms have been covered with glory) — Ignacio Zaragoza, 1862 And so, on May 5, 1862, did Mexican forces take victory of the French in the battle of Puebla. While not technically Mexico’s “Independence Day,” it is […]

X-Rated Flirtini

April 30, 2010 (Day 90) — X-Rated Flirtini It’s Friday! The end of the week. A day to relax with friends and/or family. Enjoy a nice, cool, finely crafted drink. Maybe go out. Maybe stay in and make a delicious home-cooked meal. We tend to look forward to Friday’s in our house, mainly because it’s […]

Angel’s Delight

April 22, 2010 (Day 82) — Angel’s Delight It’s been a while since I’ve made a drink that’s blatantly foofy, so I figured it was about time I appeased those readers — such as my wife and my friend Brenna — who go nuts for fancypants drinks. And man, considering this thing’s name and it’s […]

Birds Are Tropical, Right?

April 12, 2010 (Day 72) — Banana Bird Okay, I really am going out on a limb with tonight’s drink. Now, when I made the Banana Banshee, I was wary then. But, then again, when all you do is mix two liqueurs that go well together — chocolate and banana — you really don’t have […]

Frozen Daiquiri

March 4, 2010 (Day 33) — Frozen Daiquiri Froofy! Froofy! Froofy froofy froofy! Daiquiri? Froofy! 2 oz light rum 1 tablespoon triple sec 1/2 a lime Dash simple syrup 1 cup crushed ice Put into blender. Put on high until that bastard’s nice and slushy. Pour into fancy glass. Froofy! How is it? Meh. Froofy. […]

Dapper Apple

February 23, 2010 (Day 24) — Dapper Apple Dapper is a great — and much, much too underused — word in the English lexicon. It conjures images of men in coat and tails, resplendent with top hats and monocles. A sweet dame on their arms, they head out to a night at the theater, or […]