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The Old Fashioned

Most cocktails worth drinking have interesting backstories. During the first half of the 19th century, after a long day of piercing earth with pick axe in the grimy bowels of a coal mine, when you plopped your kiester down at the tavern and asked your trusted bartender to fix you up a cocktail, what you wereContinue reading “The Old Fashioned”


Indian Summer

I’m not ready for whiskey neat. Basil Hayden’s is only 80 proof bourbon and it’s like drinking cologne. So, I’ll start with cocktails, taking baby steps toward the straight stuff. Indian Summer is like a spiked citrus punch with an autumnal twist. It’s name is taken from the phenomenon that happens on occasion in theContinue reading “Indian Summer”