Friday, October 19, 2012


I thought this classic to be in order in honor of the [hated] New York Yankees and their [wonderful] exit [by glorious sweep] from the MLB Playoffs [courtesy of the ass-kicking provided by the Detroit Tigers]. 

3 oz            Canadian Whiskey (or American Rye if that's your thing)
oz            Sweet Vermouth

3 dashes     Bitters

Maraschino Cherry
Depending on which bartender you speak with, there'll be some debate between shaking and stirring this drink.  However, this is my email, so I'll be the one making the rules here. 

And a Manhattan is to be stirred.

Combine whiskey, vermouth & bitters in a glass with ice

STIR to chill

Strain into rocks glass filled with ice

Garnish with a cherry

The most appropriate topic of conversation for this drink is "Peter Minuit".


Only the greatest real estate investor ever in the history of ever, that's who!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Purple Hooter

Ladies, you can order and enjoy this shot anytime, anywhere.
Guys, you'll probably wanna be on vacation somewhere sunny AND at a swim-up bar if you want to enjoy this without getting sideways glances from the other patrons.  Unless, of course, you are trolling for that kind of attention... 

1/2 oz   Vodka
oz   Chambord

splash   7-Up

 4-5 ice cubes in a martini shaker

Add ingredients

rior to the next step, I'd like to emphasize that it only needs a SPLASH of 7-Up)

Shake vigorously

Strain into shot glass

If you aren't the shot type, but this still sounds good, then triple the amount of vodka and add 1 oz of pineapple juice.  Strain into a martini glass for a French Martini.

Due to the name of the shot, I feel the next reference is downright obligatory:

Hey, I'm colorblind.  Those shirts might be purple...