Suntory Whisky Special Reserve Portopia ’81

I have a cousin in Japan.  He seems like a cool guy.  Him and I have similar interest when it comes to the alcohol industry, especially pertaining to whiskey.   I’ve only ever met him once when I was small kid and when he was in his late twenties, but thanks to the internet and…

A (Probably) True History of the Cocktail

To determine who made the first cocktail, or even what the first cocktail was, is a fool’s errand.  While many will agree that cocktails are an American invention starting with the Sazerac and Jerry Thomas’ book, How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivant’s Companion in 1862, it’s been heavily written that cocktails could have…

Green Tease

Making homemade ingredients for your cocktail endeavors is fun and rewarding.  In the most recent of times I find myself trying to make all of my stuff from scratch.   I attended a gin seminar the other day and was fortunate enough for the class to teach how to make your own homemade gin!  They…

Bacon Bloody Mary Brown Sugar Cookies

The way I look at this is that if we can make an excuse to pound back a couple shots of vodka masked with tomato juice for breakfast, we should be allowed to eat cookies for breakfast, too!!  It just makes sense. I made these with the intention of eating all two dozen by myself…….

Matcha’do About Nothing

There’s something satisfying about seeing an egg white foam perfectly layered atop of a drink.  Egg white cocktails (when well executed) are hands down my first choice when I see one on a menu. I’ve always had a long obsession with Green Chartreuse.  It’s my favorite liqueur without question.  The history alone is what enthralled…

Sky Buster

I originally created this cocktail for a magazine I used to write for in an attempt to break into the Food & Drink category and leave the boring subjects I was writing about.  However… they did not pick it up or consider the article, and I’m still stuck writing about show dogs. I was inspired…

Garden Rocket

Did you know another name for arugula is garden rocket?  Makes that leafy substance sound so much more badass. Spring is around the corner and garden rockets are blasting back out into season.  My mom always told me to eat my vegetables, but I think I’ll drink ’em instead.  Also, what better way to toast to…

White Russian

I was sixteen when I used to drink booze from my parents liquor cabinet.  At the time the only cocktail I was remotely familiar with was a White Russian due to countless viewings of the Big Lebowski.  One particular night when my parents were out of town I was trying to impress my friend by…