Toast Tuesday: la fin

This year’s drinking adventure has been an incredible learning experience about so many things, number one of which is spend wisely.  The rest do not fall in any particular order, but will be addressed. This is week 52 in The Year of Drinking Adventurously and in the true calendar year.  A new year is uponContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: la fin”

Toast Tuesday: Tiki

This is week 51 in The Year of Drinking Adventurously. On the home stretch. While it is 16° out, it seems like the perfect time to discuss tiki cocktails. I have spent a good portion of this year really trying to embrace Tiki. I have not been very successful. What I have been successful in,Continue reading “Toast Tuesday: Tiki”

Toast Tuesday: Glogg

This is week 50 in my Year of Drinking Adventurously and my liver has almost had enough.  Almost. Way back 48 weeks ago, I learned a very important lesson.  Read ahead and know what’s coming up next.  I soon added the week’s drinks to my calendar and added several reminders.  Before that happened, back inContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Glogg”

Toast Tuesday: Ginger Beer

I’m going slightly off book this week in our Year of Drinking Adventurously.  I did not even crack the book, but will be revisiting this topic in the next few weeks. I just got back from an awesome eat-a-thon trip to New Orleans. One of the members of our party, had never been with usContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Ginger Beer”

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”