Impending Doom! Baconocolypse is coming! (Also, how to make Bacon Bourbon)

As reported all over, including here in the Examiner, an “unavoidable” worldwide bacon shortage is expected to hit worldwide in 2013. And if is any guide, “unavoidable” means there is no way to avoid it. Needless to say, there is panic in the streets. The shortage has barely been felt here in North America, […]

Berkeley Skirt Lifter Cocktail

Well, Valentine’s Day has come and gone and with it the opportunities to melt your girl’s heart with small boxes of chocolate, flowers, and mushy cards with lace and hearts and such. Oh, you can still try those things, but in many cases it will simply make her think you are cheating on her. So, […]

Oven Carnitas for the Cinco – Very tasty

Okay, there is a small relationship to alcohol here, but this is a very easy and great recipe for Carnitas.  Instead of having to slow roast the pork for hours and hours, this recipe takes very little work.  It takes time, 2-1/2 to 3 hours start to finish, but mostly that is just having things […]

Drinko de Mayo – The French Margarita Recipe

Well, Drinko de Mayo is coming up, an American drinking celebration commemorating a relatively minor battle in Mexican History where the Mexican Army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 scored a surprising victory over French Forces.  Widely celebrated in the United States, it is of minor note in Mexico.  It is akin to St. […]

Old World Spirits Kuchan Poire Williams Eau-De-Vie

For our tasting of Kuchan Poire Williams Eau-De-Vie the four principal locusts gathered at the home of the Bon-Vivant on a glorious fall evening. We poured out four small glasses of the clear liquid, and proceeded with the tasting. The Bon-Vivant: Ajmo na piche. Old World Spirits Pear Eau De Vie  The Enabler: I get […]

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

It is one of my favorite things about the Brits. They have a day to celebrate someone trying to blow up Parliament. I do not think there is a man alive who, just having gone through this election season, does not sympathize with that and think to himself (or herself as the case may be), […]

How to Make a Pisco Sour & a Cocktail Video

Since writing yesterday’s post on Pisco Elqui, I’ve been searching through YouTube videos for a good one that describes how to make a Pisco Sour. Most of them are of American bartenders whipping up a version of the drink that would probably not be recognized south of Paramus, New Jersey. However, there is one beautiful, […]

The Liquor Locusts

The Liquor Locusts

"The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things, the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with, as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind." ~H.L. Mencken

The Dangers of Thirst

"Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing." ~Jerome K. Jerome

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The Jug of Empire!

The Jug of Empire!

"How solemn and beautiful is the thought that the earliest pioneer of civilization, the van-leader of civilization, is never the steamboat, never the railroad, never the newspaper, never the Sabbath-school, never the missionary -- but always whiskey!" ~Mark Twain