Category Archives: Drinks


Another adventure from Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log. I’ve been thinking about this drink for a few days, for three reasons: it was mentioned by a couple of folks during a recent-ish discussion over at Tiki Central about the top 10 tiki drinks; in the past week or so I’ve come into the possession of someContinue Reading

Burnt Fuselage

Screw eBay. Over the past few years, I’ve put together a modest library of drinks-related books, most of them out-of-print and many fairly old and somewhat rare. Apparently, I haven’t been alone; as I check out the usual places on eBay and other online sources for old books, I’ve seen prices rise exponentially, just inContinue Reading

Mixology Monday II: A Tale of Two Grogs

Almost every day for the past 20 years, coffee has been a part of my daily ritual — and by “part of my daily ritual,” I mean the part that keeps me from being a sluggish, surly, cursing-at-passersby subhuman monstrosity. For the past three years or so, cocktails have also played a regular and significantContinue Reading

The Avenue

I’m still trying to wrap my head around this one. The recipe is from Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails (Haigh credits the Cafe Royal Bar Book from 1937), and I’ve been meaning to try it for months, but lacked one essential component: passion fruit juice (not nectar, or syrup — juice). Not thatContinue Reading

El Presidente Revisited

It’s been a good week for cocktails in the media. Today I received by e-mail an invitation to visit a website I’ve never seen before. Nothing unusual there–beyond the typical enticements to check out the online poker, the performance enhancers and “Me and mY reD-Hott grrrlfrindxxx,” there’s the occasional note, typically worded in a quickContinue Reading