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Category Archives: brown liquor

Chicago Ted’s Patented Egg Nog Recipe

Ingredients: 4 egg yolks 1/3rd c sugar 2 c whole milk 1 c heavy cream 4 oz. bourbon 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Directions: Pour bourbon over 4 ice cubes in an old fashioned glass. Throw everything else away. Repeat.

quick shots

This past weekend we threw a tremendous party at the Prince of Cups’ residence. To call it a “weekend” is a misnomer, as we began last Thursday and ended last night. Don Red, contributor to this blog, issued a challenge to me, which was delivered verbally by QXZ, another contributor: to live-blog from the bar. […]

a return to the Mojito, and a departure

The upswing of interest in the Mojito in the opening years of the Twenty-First Century may well be an effect of the popularity of Nick Gold’s rediscovery and promotion of the Buena Vista Social Club and the estranged musical time capsule it represents. Then again, it could be that the Mojito is just such a […]

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer, an review

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer 6.6% ABV, 11.2UK fl oz. (326.72 ml), $4.99/bottle Bodine Value: 4.32 Total consumption time: approx. 1/2 hour So-called “specialty” beers are a bit of a gamble. Does microbrew status, foreign provenance and gimmicky aging style equate to a delicious, worthwhile experience? Are they worth the money? Today at my […]

Divers Spirits

The intelligent man is always thirsty. He stretches his gaze ever outward; he is never satisfied with his body of experience, but instead pushes his horizons as far as resources will allow. He raises himself above his peers, always; first he conquers the fruits of his native land, and then he moves on—the heathen Chinee, […]

A report on some new hardware

Chicago Ted basically shamed me into buying a flask. (This is the second major favor he’s done me. The first was a free pack of Chinese cigarettes.) I bought this one, and a funnel to go with it. Now I drink every day, but I drink especially on Thursdays. So last night, despite that my […]

For the sports-themed drinker on the go with more money than sense

It’s like an energy gel, but for drunks – the Pocket Shot. Not only is it not price effective – only 10 Bodines – but it’s disposable. No word yet on if the bags are recyclable. I can’t see any particular use where this would be better/nicer than a flask. In fact, if you poured […]