The Hot Toddy has remained unchanged for centuries and serves as a clean base that is open to experimentation and variation. In fact the basic recipe goes all the way back to 1750 when it makes its first appearance in print. From then on it has persisted down to this day with little change. This… Continue reading The Hot Toddy
Vitameatavegamin was a fictions health tonic that Lucy drank on the iconic “Lucy Does a TV Commercial“. This is arguably one of the most famous episodes of this classic TV show. It was an alcoholic elixir containing vitamins, meat, vegetables, and minerals. So in honor of that, pour yourself a tall glass of Vitameatavegamin and… Continue reading Drink Your Veggies: Vitameatavegamin Cocktail
Kalimotxo started life in the Basque country. It couldn’t be easier to make or drink and serves as a refreshing afternoon drink. I like adding a little bit of fresh lemon juice to mine to brighten up the flavors. While the drink may sound strange but it has become popular in Germany, Chile, Argentina, and… Continue reading Kalimotxo: Red Wine and Cola?
Nothing satisfies the soul like spending a warm evening in the yard with great friends, food, and drinks. I knew that that I wanted something that was light and refreshing and for that I turned to a summer staple, lemonade. Regular lemonade would not cut it and as I stood outside pondering what to make,… Continue reading Sparkling Blueberry Mint Lemonade
When thinking of gin many people’s minds immediately leap to London Dry. And while this will continue to be the case for some time, Edinburgh gin is continuing the long and storied history of Scottish gin. In fact in the 1700’s Edinburgh was an epicenter of distillation. Edinburgh Gin was launched by the Spencerfield Spirit… Continue reading Edinburgh Gin Review
In this era of Cocktail Renaissance we can easily over complicate things, with 18 ingredient cocktails with exotic ingredients. Sometimes the drinks seem more at home on the menu of the Mos Eisley Cantina than at your local watering hole. In contrast this drink is a simple combination of an Amaro and Coke served on… Continue reading The Southern Cola
Over the years Coca Cola has become synonymous with Cola. Now there is a new kid on the block. While it will never overtake the conglomerate that is Coke it is an infinitely better soda. Q Kola is made using kola nut, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, lemon, lime, orange, and nutmeg with a touch of organic… Continue reading Q Kola Organic Soda Review