Toast Tuesday: Giving Thanks for Good Booze

This is the week in the United States where we celebrate eating ourselves silly and marathon shopping.  This was not the original intent of the holiday of Thanksgiving.  As the name suggests, we should be giving thanks for all the bounty of goodness we have in our lives. I have mentioned before what a roughContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Giving Thanks for Good Booze”

Toast Tuesday: The Pickleback

In week 46 of our Year of Drinking Adventurously, we are experiencing the pickleback.  Let’s start by breaking this down… what is a “back”.  According to Food Republic, a back is “a shot served to brace up another potable.”  Our Author tells us to think about the pickleback and it’s pairing as a cocktail deconstructed.Continue reading “Toast Tuesday: The Pickleback”

Toast Tuesday: the infusion continues

This is week… I’ve lost count… in my Year of Drinking Dangerously, as one friend calls it.  I do know this week was supposed to be a beer I was looking forward to, but life got the better of me. I’ve been the mad scientist lately with brewing kombucha, growing a vinegar mother, working onContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: the infusion continues”

Toast Tuesday: Bloody Mary

This being the day after Halloween, some folks may need a Bloody Mary. Maybe the folks with whom I was passing the time with last night need a Bloody Mary. I made a rather ominous concoction I dubbed the Blood Bath Punch, complete with eyeballs and hands crawling out of the bowl. I just realizedContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Bloody Mary”

Toast Tuesday: Vodka

This week in The Year of Drinking Adventurously, I’m going to briefly flashback to when I began my job several (seven as of last week, to be exact) years ago. Happy hour was the most glorious time of the day.  I’d get home and make myself a vodka martini. Shaken. Three olives. I had aContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Vodka”

Toast Tuesday: Hopped Cider

I’m mostly back on track this week, #42 in our Year of Drinking Adventurously.  I’ve had hopped cider before, even one that our author mentions in particular. Somehow I managed to find a hopped cider here in Memphis.  It’s like the universe was looking out for me.  I love ciders, and as I suggested toContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Hopped Cider”

Toast Tuesday: tasty fail

This week in our Year of Drinking Adventurously, I didn’t even crack the book. I knew this was a fail and didn’t even try. I had a HORRIBLE week at work last week, with Friday being the topper. I always say there’s no such thing as a bad Friday and this one put that toContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: tasty fail”

Toast Tuesday: Spanish Cider

I had started on a post this week to tell you of my failings, but that has been tabled.  This is what a dork I am.  I actually put each of the 52 weeks of drinking adventurously on my calendar.  Every Tuesday I get a pop-up to remind of the week’s topic… well actually itContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Spanish Cider”

Toast Tuesday: No Filter

No Filter?!  Those who have spoken to me… ever… know I have no filter, but around here, I try to keep things kinda respectable.  Kinda, don’t be getting too excited. Week 39 in our Year of Drinking Adventurously is actually about coffee beer.  Coffee. Beer. Come on, it’s not as bad as all that, despiteContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: No Filter”

Toast Tuesday: the Senate got it right

I completely blew off the official assignment in my Year of Drinking Adventurously.  There are a couple reasons, chief of which, I don’t care for this week’s beverage: the Michelada.  The short version is, and the only version here this week so we’d better hope Meg did her homework, a beer bloody mary.  In theoryContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: the Senate got it right”