Category Archives: Liquids

Hi, Bob.

By the end of the show, we were as sober Mormon judges and, as anyone but a Mormon judge would guess, not exactly thrilled about it. Continue reading

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I Got It from Tom: Absinthe Jellies

It is thanks to Maria von Trapp, God, Tom Lehrer, and that bottle of absinthe collecting dust on my liquor shelf that I am able to bring you a recipe that is sure to please (and thoroughly sozzle) your loved ones, just in time for the Holidays. Continue reading

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The Draft Dodger

Please don’t worry about my liver. I protected it by consuming copious amounts of bacon, home made french fries, and crab cakes caught in the harbor by specially designed crab cake traps.
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Turner & Hooch

If I had to think about Turner and Hooch, it was going to be on my terms. And my terms generally involve cocktails. Continue reading

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Danish Modern

I struggled with the naming of this drink. “The Melancholy Dane” first came to mind, but it’s not exactly what the Crown Prince had in mind when he asked me to cheer up his country. One look at the cherry sunk at the bottom of the glass inspired “The Drowning Ophelia”, but even that was still a bit grim– almost necrophilic. Continue reading

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Gin Blossom Dearie or, What I Learned from Schoolhouse Rock.

Cool as a cucumber; as floral and sweet as her name, but with a little bit of a bitter edge. The blossoms of Spring may have faded and dropped their petals, but this, dear readers is my blossom of Summer. I plan on having several, though not all at once. Ideally, I’ll find a refreshing breeze and someone to peel my grapes for me as I lounge and sip; happy to know that The Best Is Yet To Come. Continue reading

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Two For You…

I was thirteen years old when Anthony Blanche introduced me to a most sinister drink– the Brandy Alexander. Mr. Blanche– or Antoine, as he sometimes styled himself–rolled his “r”‘s and wore varnish on his toenails. He  drank champagne in the … Continue reading

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Death in the Afternoon

I recently met up with my friend Fatemeh for brunch. I had every intention of it being a long, lingering meal– the type one anticipates when one is finally presented with a rare open day and the opportunity to spent … Continue reading

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I’ll Have a Shirley Temple… and Make It Black.

Which was exactly what was happening as I spoke the words. One Shirley, two Shirley, three Shirleys down… So I resolved then and there to create a drink in Jane Withers’ honor to make up for nearly seven decades-worth of … Continue reading

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2010: The Future in a Cup of Coffee

See these Greek coffee grounds? They just told me my future. I am sitting here, wired and edgy from two cups of the stuff, trying to let my mind become open to what the residue left behind is trying to … Continue reading

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