Death in the South Pacific

March 31, 2010

The theme for this year’s official cocktail contest for Tales of the Cocktail was “Punch It Up.” Entrants were invited to submit a cocktail based on the Planter’s Punch recipe. Today the winner was announced, and I was excited to learn it was Evan Martin’s Death in the South Pacific. Death in the South Pacific […]

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MxMo XLVI: Absinthe — The Atlantic

February 22, 2010

This month’s Mixology Monday is hosted by Sonja Kassebaum over at Thinking of Drinking. In addition to running a fine boutique distillery, North Shore, with her husband, Sonja is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. This month she’s chosen the topic that’s near and dear to my heart: The topic for February is […]

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MxMo XLII: Dizzy Dairy — Kávé

September 28, 2009

It may barely still be September, but it is definitely Monday, so it must be time for Mixology Monday! This month, we are hosted by the kind folk over at eGullet. Chris Amirault has chosen the topic of “Dizzy Dairy,” declaring: Any drink using a dairy product is fair game: milk, cream, eggs, butter, cheese, […]

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MxMo XXXVIII: Superior Twists — The Rumgroni

April 13, 2009

This month’s Mixology Monday is being hosted by Tristan at The Wild Drink Blog. He’s put forth the following challenge: This month’s Mixology Monday is all about twists on classic cocktails, that for one reason or another do an even better job than the drinks upon which they are based. This could be as simple […]

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MxMo XXXVII: First Time — The Daiquiri

March 8, 2009

Two at the Most mixes up a daiquiri for Mixology Monday 37, and excellent drink for a newcomer to the cocktail world.

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Kilo Kai Spiced Rum

January 10, 2009

Liquor marketing is an interesting thing. Take Kilo Kai rum. Its website is chock full of electronic music and pictures of parties populated with busty broads. When I received a bottle for review, I was concerned this might be a style liquor with no substance. Happily, my first impressions were hasty. Kilo Kai is actually […]

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MxMo XXXIII: Made from Scratch — Swedish Punsch and the Suédois de vanille

November 9, 2008

It’s Mixology Monday again. This month, Doug Winship at the Pegu Blog has declared the theme to be “Made from Scratch.” We are to make at least one of our own ingredients and decide if it’s worth the effort. I have written about Swedish Punsch before. This mix of Batavia arrack, neutral spirits, sugar, water, […]

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Pooh Bah Cocktail

November 3, 2008

Believe it or not, I still have a little bit of my bottle of Swedish Punsch left. Tonight I decided to find a recipe to appreciate it. I hit a real prize with the Pooh Bah cocktail. Pooh Bah Cocktail 3/4 oz gin (Bombay) 3/4 oz light rum (Flor de Caña 4 year Extra Dry […]

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If I Could Only Have 10 Bottles

August 21, 2008

Over at Kaiser Penguin, Rick has posed a challenging question: If you could only have 10 bottles of alcohol, what would they be? You have to name brands, and you must include vermouths if you want them. They are, at least, infinitely replenishable. I tried to focus on my favorite cocktails, and favorite categories of […]

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National Rum Day and the El Presidente

August 16, 2008

Here in the United States, we have a day for everything. There’s a national pound cake day, national pecan day, and even something on a stick day. August 16 particularly appeals to me because it’s National Rum Day. Just how this designation was set I haven’t been able to ascertain, but who cares? It’s an […]

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