Burning Bush


March 3, 2010 (Day 32) —  Burning Bush Man, there’s about 20 different ways I could take the name of this cocktail. I could go the religious route, via Moses and the burning bush. I could go the academic route and reference the University of Kansas’ (my alma mater) seal, which depicts Moses next to […]

Irish Winter


February 25, 2010 (Day 26) — Irish Winter Dodge is under another winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service. This is getting insane. While I realize we don’t have near the problems most of the northern states have been facing, for Dodge City, it’s been ridiculous. It’s cold and dreary out this evening. But, […]

Gin Toddy


February 12, 2010 (Day 13) — Gin Toddy Ah, date night. The one night of the week Jenn and I get to hang out together, listening to old jazz records on the record player, mix up a variety of drinks and make something for dinner that we don’t have the time for during the week. […]

Iceberg


February 08, 2010 (Day 9) — Iceberg Maybe peppermint schnapps in an aquired taste. Perhaps it just takes time to identify the subtle nuances of the liquor, learning the ins and outs of the various complexities of the flavors. I hope that’s the case, and there’s a flavor to it other than “mouthwash.” Okay, that’s […]

Midnight Snowstorm


February 06, 2010 (Day 7) — Midnight Snowstorm Sometimes, complexity is the enemy of the cocktail. If you have too many flavors lumped into one glass, you could face a confused boozehound. For example: Should I be focusing on the fruitiness of the gin? Or the overpowering taste of the syrup? Why is that muddled raspberry drowning […]

Basil Refresher


February 01, 2010 (Day 2) — Basil Refresher Ahhhh, summer. Scantily clad co-eds. Watermelon. BBQs. Freezing drizzle. Ooooookay… so it’s not quite the dog days of summer. By any stretch of the imagination, really. But, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a slice of summer with this cocktail. So lock yourself in the bathroom, turn the shower […]