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The Mother-in-Law Cocktail

Today’s post is an homage to that most unjustly maligned group, mother-in-laws.   As exemplified by today’s post, they are, by and large, a fine and noble set.   I found today’s cocktail while perusing Chuck Taggart‘s (credit given, lest I be ” étoufféed and served to Dr. Lecter,… Read More »The Mother-in-Law Cocktail

Sangria de Jamaica

Summer is upon us and B and I decided today to relax on the patio after a day of helping to pot some plants at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. We went with a sangria of our own creation. What makes this one unique is that we us a traditional… Read More »Sangria de Jamaica

Leap Year Cocktail

Certain cocktails just seem timely, if perhaps obvious.  The Leap Year Cocktail seems to fit that description.  It’s an odd sort of cocktail for, well, an odd sort of year.  Brenda actually ran across on thumbing through Robert Hess’s The Essential Bartender’s Guide and then found that he made it… Read More »Leap Year Cocktail

The Edgewood

In looking over our list of possible cocktails, I ran across one we had been considering for quite a while.  Today’s entry is actually the modern creation of  bartender Greg Best, then of Holeman & Finch in Atlanta and appeared in Imbibe Magazine in 2009.  We actually tried (and photographed)… Read More »The Edgewood

Patricia Anne

Today’s post concludes a tetralogy base on the Imbibe Magazine article “Simple 4 Ingredient Cocktails“.  But before we have a go at the cocktail, astute reader may notice that the blog has a new name and a new look.  B and I decided to start hosting our blogs (and thereby… Read More »Patricia Anne

Satan’s Whiskers

With the start of the new year, it’s time to resume blogging.  Last year was not an epic year for the blog, though we had some good moments.  To kick the new year off, I decided (B actually told me) to change the theme.  We’ll see if this one has… Read More »Satan’s Whiskers

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.… Read More »2015 in review


Labor Day has decide to turn up the heat here and I decided something need to be done (and hopefully in a way that would result in a post).  I to thinking about who does heat and holidays better than anyway and I immediately thought of Brazil, which in turn… Read More »Caipirinha

The Liberal

Devotees of the blog will doubtless know the esteem in which I hold the Manhattan, which is why we rather assiduously avoid frivolous knockoffs.  Devotees, however, will also know my predilection for quirky and esoteric booze, hence the conflict.  B & I wound up with a bottle of Torani Amer,… Read More »The Liberal

Champagne Whiskey Punch

Summer is the season for festive and refreshing (if slightly frivolous) imbibing with great friends.  I originally made this frivolously festive tipple a couple years back for the adherents of the Bacchic Villa after finding the recipe in an issue of Imbibe Magazine.  Apparently this marvelous potation is the creation… Read More »Champagne Whiskey Punch