Category Archives: Spirits

Beer? Bourbon? Oh, hell–make it both

I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a while. This drink initially caught my attention last winter, while working on the (aborted) 60/30 thingy in which I tried to revive my own interest in this blog by writing about a whole hell of a lot of stuff. Writing about 60 drinks in 30 days overContinue Reading

The summer of pisco? Let’s start with the Bell-Ringer….

This could be the summer for pisco. I’ve been hearing for years about how the revival of this South American spirit was right around the corner — about how pisco and cachaca (which is also made in South America, but beyond the matter of geography and color has pretty much nothing in common with pisco)Continue Reading


Please excuse the dust — it’s been a while since I’ve been around these parts, and I haven’t had a chance to clean up. On what’s become a typical Monday night, I’d be perfectly content to continue ignoring this blog in favor of frittering away my time on even less productive pursuits, but today isContinue Reading

Japanese Flip

Yes, yes, the first post in a month, and for all the good intentions with that whole 60/30 effort, I managed to squeak out just shy of 40 drinks before succumbing to work / laziness / holidays / post-holidays laziness. But, the final 20 drinks are to come over the next week or so, onceContinue Reading

60/30, #37-39: the Negroni and friends

There are three drinks to get through in this post — one familiar classic that I’ve somehow never blogged about here, two not-so-familiar variations — so let’s dispense with the niceties and get right down to it. The Negroni. A moment of silent veneration, if you please. Three ingredients, equal parts — easy to remember,Continue Reading