Category Archives: Drinks

Scotch Tasting for the Untrained Palate

“Wait, that’s your second one?” I was at a whisky tasting with my father-in-law in DC for Ardbeg. The location was not quite a hole-in-the-wall bar, but was just far enough above one that it was getting pretensions of being

Scotch Tasting for the Untrained Palate

“Wait, that’s your second one?” I was at a whisky tasting with my father-in-law in DC for Ardbeg. The location was not quite a hole-in-the-wall bar, but was just far enough above one that it was getting pretensions of being

Cocktail Anatomy : Margarita Bonita by Dr. Dean

This drink is brought to you by: Dr. Dean – MD (Master Drinkologist) – my very own Real Life Cool Dad ™. It’s summer …. that means Margarita!! When it comes to making a good cocktail, it’s all about the ingredients. It’s

Cocktail Anatomy : Margarita Bonita by Dr. Dean

This drink is brought to you by: Dr. Dean – MD (Master Drinkologist) – my very own Real Life Cool Dad ™. It’s summer …. that means Margarita!! When it comes to making a good cocktail, it’s all about the ingredients. It’s

Cocktail Anatomy: Paris Hilton’s Birthday Party

My signature drink, named by a clever friend of mine, is one that is often met with serious judgmental looks.  But if there’s one thing I love, it’s proving judgmental people wrong — and this drink does just that. It’s

Cocktail Anatomy: Paris Hilton’s Birthday Party

My signature drink, named by a clever friend of mine, is one that is often met with serious judgmental looks.  But if there’s one thing I love, it’s proving judgmental people wrong — and this drink does just that. It’s

Cocktail Anatomy: Bloody Polonius

Poor ol’ Polonius falls victim to Hamlet’s crazy antics. Despite his somewhat nosy behavior, anyone who has Ophelia as a daughter probably deserves a drink. Here we bring you one of the hundreds of possible variations on a Bloody Mary.

Cocktail Anatomy: Bloody Polonius

Poor ol’ Polonius falls victim to Hamlet’s crazy antics. Despite his somewhat nosy behavior, anyone who has Ophelia as a daughter probably deserves a drink. Here we bring you one of the hundreds of possible variations on a Bloody Mary.

Cocktail Anatomy: Ginny Weasley

My cool older cousin introduced me to this drink– an overly-simple, probably-gross, definite party-concoction. This is a drink born out of desperation– when the coke runs out, and the host forgot to buy tonic water– take a couple of shots

Cocktail Anatomy: Ginny Weasley

My cool older cousin introduced me to this drink– an overly-simple, probably-gross, definite party-concoction. This is a drink born out of desperation– when the coke runs out, and the host forgot to buy tonic water– take a couple of shots

Cocktail Anatomy: Sippin’ on Gin and Tonic

Gin and Tonic has all the allure and sexiness of a big-girl cocktail, with none of the effort. Here’s your recipe: Gin Tonic Lime You’re gonna pour gin and tonic over ice in a highball glass (or a mason jar,

Cocktail Anatomy: Sippin’ on Gin and Tonic

Gin and Tonic has all the allure and sexiness of a big-girl cocktail, with none of the effort. Here’s your recipe: Gin Tonic Lime You’re gonna pour gin and tonic over ice in a highball glass (or a mason jar,

Cocktail Anatomy: Mojitos

Alright, guys—the warm weather is here, and Mr. Sun might have already found you, depending on your location (here in Richmond, VA, our weather does whatever the hell it feels like, including, apparently, completely skipping spring and jumping straight to

Cocktail Anatomy: Mojitos

Alright, guys—the warm weather is here, and Mr. Sun might have already found you, depending on your location (here in Richmond, VA, our weather does whatever the hell it feels like, including, apparently, completely skipping spring and jumping straight to