Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ryan No. 3: Untitled

Newest contender to challenge my favorite cocktail...


  • 1 oz Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 oz KAS Krupnikas
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 4 dashes orange bitters

Shake (or stir) with ice and strain into martini glass. Add bitters.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ryan No. 2: Untitled


  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz pear liquor
  • 1/2 oz honey syrup
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice

Shake (or stir) with ice. Strain into martini glass.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ryan No. 1: Mintpucky Derby


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Aperol
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup
  • 6 peppermint leaves

Muddle peppermint and maple syrup. Add other ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into martini glass.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tasting XIV: Best of Rye!

The second in a series of "open bottle" tastings...this one "Best of Rye!" We both brought four rye winners from previous tastings. John might have brought one for our guest taster...Howard! Fuggles was a no show! Does Fuggles not like rye?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tasting XV: Best of Bourbon?

So we decided to have a few rounds of "best-ofs." This one was bourbon. We were supposed to each bring four of our winners from previous rounds. Can you tell which one of us didn't follow instructions?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tasting XIV

After the last two tasting, I'd exhausted my supply of exciting whiskey. So I phoned it in. John? I guess he can blame Audra for sleep deprivation.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Tasting XIII

Lucky 13! I wasn't going to be able to top my entries from last tasting, but I had some stuff I thought John would find interesting (and one I thought would win to hedge my bets). Unknowingly, John brought all bourbon, too.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Tasting XII

So, I've been taking the easy road the last few tastings: playing to win. I felt John was a little uninspired by my choices, so with a little luck from the bourbon gods, I decided to bring all things John would find "interesting." John decided to bring all rye.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tasting XI

I didn't think we'd have a tasting so soon after John's baby. I had already decided to not buy anymore bourbon. But John seemed disappointed when I misused my vocabulary and said: "I've got crap I could bring." "Crap" doesn't necessarily imply bad in my vocabulary. But I felt bad, so I bought a few bottles. Plus, I don't like to lose. Oh, John would like to say he was actually 6 minutes early to this tasting!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Tasting X

The big "X". This will probably be our last tasting for awhile: John's baby is due in a month. He thinks he will be able to get away. But I am pretty doubtful.