Come Look at the Freaks

We’ve all been there.  A chilly night at a fair with the scents of caramel apples and cotton candy wafting by, colored lights shining and blinking everywhere, and the sounds of a calliope and laughter filling the air.  It’s a beautiful scene.  That is until you turn the corner and are face-to-face with the barker … Continue reading Come Look at the Freaks

Our First Annual OLN “State of the Cocktail” (or a few things we actually remember from last year)

One afternoon back in the summer of 2010, we sat pondering the reoccurring question, “Where can we go for a well-crafted cocktail?” We knew the places had to be out there, but we were continually searching for bars or restaurants that might live up to our libatious needs and exceedingly high expectations with mixed results. … Continue reading Our First Annual OLN “State of the Cocktail” (or a few things we actually remember from last year)

Ted Haigh’s homage to forgotten cocktails provides a road map for some libatious adventures in 2011

Ted Haigh (aka Dr. Cocktail) may be this century’s Jerry Thomas when it comes to the world of cocktails. In 2004 he published the now classic book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie and Beyond. In 2009 he released a beautiful new and vastly expanded edition of the book with … Continue reading Ted Haigh’s homage to forgotten cocktails provides a road map for some libatious adventures in 2011

The Mer-Bear Sour

We want to give a shout out to the winner of our fan contest – Meredith from Tennessee. After asking some questions about Meredith’s taste profile, we created a light, fluffy, creamy version of a sour*.  Try shaking this one up at home, then raise a glass to Meredith! The Mer-Bear Sour 1.5 plymouth gin … Continue reading The Mer-Bear Sour