The Vodka Project

You know those scenes of beat down, bedraggled soldiers in black and white war movies? Imagine a couple of enemy soldiers inevitably overcoming their differences and bonding over a bottle of vodka. How did such a rough-and-tumble booze become the drink of sorority girls? The list of hangover inducing vodka cocktails is long: Appletini, Cosmopolitan, Lemon Drop…. But I think the main culprit here is sugar, rather than vodka. Vodka is perhaps a willing collaborator, but not necessarily the instigator.

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Three Cocktails To Get You Through The Winter

For those of us that prefer dirt to snow, sunshine to darkness, flip flops to boots, winter can be a little trying. It is tempting to settle in with a stack of books and a bottle of whiskey and wait it out. However, there is much to appreciate about winter, and it is inevitable for many of us, so we may as well have some great cocktails to help us enjoy the moment. A cold, refreshing G&T isn’t quite the right beverage to celebrate

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Gin Cocktail Recipes

Gin! It’s made from juniper berries! No other plant is more iconic to the West than the juniper bush (except possibly the tumbleweed). From the deserts to the mountains its twisted, bushy and spiky green shape provides a bit of shade for your dogs and a promise of a tasty cocktail when you return to home base. It pairs incredibly well with citrus (to keep away scurvy) and is a very good friend to have in your cabinet. As with our whiskey cocktail

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Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

There are so many ways to love whiskey. For the most part, we do not discriminate about where the whiskey comes from (though we are wary of the Indiana whiskey, primarily on principle), or what type it is. Open our liquor cabinet today and you will see at least two bottles of Scotch whisky, four bottles of bourbon and one bottle of wheat whiskey… we have also been known to drink Japanese single malt, Irish whiskey and rye. We do

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Cocktail Basics

Our friend just retired. His wife is still working, so she thought he might want to work on his cocktail skills to ensure that he has something tasty to hand her when she comes home from a hard day at the office (and he had an adventurous day in the mountains). This inspired us to write up some cocktail guidelines, for those that are uncertain where to start, but appreciate that cocktail hour is the second best hour of the day. Cocktails

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