thoughts on drinking, life and mixing the two.

Quick Tip #8 – Stop Yelling… I Have a Hangover.

Hangovers suck.  Our lofty ideas we had during those first couple drinks are long gone.  The sun is too bright and the world is too loud. American humorist Robert Benchley said … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 9 Comments

Quick Tip #6 – Butane Lighter Care and Feeding

Cigar smokers, bartenders, and even chefs will use a butane lighter or torch for various things, since they are handy, clean burning and very hot. I always had a lot of lighters around, … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Quick Tip #1 – Club Soda and Bitters – 2012 Update

Bitters having come from medicinal roots have an ancient  reputation as a heath tonic.  Snake oil pushers once upon a time would claim that bitters cured everything from gout to indigestion.  … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · 6 Comments

Quick Tip #5: Party Cocktail Rules

Labor Day is over and summer is drawing to a close.  That means that the real party season is about to start cranking.  From Halloween (my favorite) to New Year’s … Continue reading

September 7, 2011 · 3 Comments

Quick tip #4 – Fruit

Say what you will about fruity drinks, but lots of drinks call for juice and twists.  Fresh is always better. Keep a pile of mixed citrus in the fridge.

March 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Quick Tip #3 – Vermouth

Vermouth is not gross or evil.  This tip should not serve to scare you.  Lower that eyebrow, ease that scowl.  People (Americans) are afraid of vermouth – David Wondrich likes to … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · 4 Comments

Quick Tip #2 – Champagne

Ever open a bottle of cheap champagne?  I don’t come from a people that like sweet champagne (there will be no sugar cube in my spumante).  Actually, here will be … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · 2 Comments

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