The Milk Maid Cocktail from The Whistler in Chicago

   Instead of your usual tequila drink, I’m looking at you margarita, try this unique cocktail from The Whistler. Cucumber and coconut combine into something magical in this creamy, bright, and refreshing drink.  The Milk Maid 2 oz Blanco Tequila 3/4 oz Coco Lopez 3/4 oz Lime Juice 1/4 Simple Syrup 2 Slices of Fresh… Continue reading The Milk Maid Cocktail from The Whistler in Chicago

3 Boozy Hot Chocolate Drinks for Cold Winter Nights

Snow is rolling in across the Northeast and some places are expecting to receive up to a foot or more of snow. After a long morning of shoveling your going to need something to warm you up. Or maybe you plan to watch the snow fall as you cuddle up with a loved one. Either… Continue reading 3 Boozy Hot Chocolate Drinks for Cold Winter Nights

Tequila Sunrise

The tequila sunrise is one of the most popular drinks today but also one of the worse. Essentially its cheap alcoholic orange juice complemented by colored sugar water. Not exactly my cup of tea. When I was working on my column for Serious Eats this was one of the drinks that I had wanted to… Continue reading Tequila Sunrise

Oogave Soda Line Review

Oogave is a relatively new line of organic sodas. Besides the classics like Cola, Root Beer, and ginger ale, they bring some new and interesting flavors that could revolutionize the soda game. The question remains: is it all hype wrapped up in a pretty package or did Oogave truly have something unique to offer? The… Continue reading Oogave Soda Line Review

PaQui Silver Tequila Review

Pacqui is produced in small batches in the town of Tequila in Mexico. In the Aztec tongue paQui means “to be happy” and indeed drinking this small batch tequila is a pleasant experience. On the nose the sweet and sugary agave aromas waft up to your nose. This is quickly followed by fruity aromas with… Continue reading PaQui Silver Tequila Review

El Buho Mezcal Review

El Buho is made in the heart of Oaxaca from espadin agave plants. After harvesting they are roasted for a full week with local mesquite. Once roasted the pina pieces are crushed on a stone mill to extract the sugar rich juice. The juice is transferred to a vat for fermentation in which well water… Continue reading El Buho Mezcal Review

Tequila Revolucion (Silver y Reposado) Review and the Oaxaca Old Fashioned

Tequila Revolucion was established in 1994 by Juan Carlos Arav as a range of super-premium 100% Agave tequilas. The bottles are emblazoned with 2 pistols as a tribute to the Mexican revolution that began in 1910. There are a full range of expressions available but I only received samples of the Silver and the Reposado.… Continue reading Tequila Revolucion (Silver y Reposado) Review and the Oaxaca Old Fashioned