Seriously Wild Turkey?

I get the most absurd promotional emails from Wild Turkey, or at least the flacks they hired.  My favorite line until today was, “Wild Turkey is the official bourbon of Thanksgiving,” because last I knew, Thanksgiving was a federal holiday, and I haven’t seen an executive order endorsing or authorizing this whiskey’s holiday status. Today …

Tropical Infusion (The Goaticopter)

I’m making a gift for someone special who recently came back from a week in Hawaii and could really only tell me about her helicopter ride and the baby goats, so to commemorate her excursion, I am brewing up a hibiscus and yuzu liqueur called the Goaticopter.  Mostly, it’s an excuse to draw a ridiculous …

Nocino

Nocino is a liqueur from Northern Italy made with green walnuts.  TSB and I managed to get our hands on a box of these rare, under-ripe beauties and first made a batch of nocino.  Green walnuts are available mid-June, and are over-ripe by mid-July.  When right, the innards are still soft enough to cut through, …

My White Dog Article in Drink Me Magazine

I’ve got a new article in the latest issue of Drink Me Magazine about “white dog” or unaged whiskey.  Coincidentally, I picked up a bottle of Buffalo Trace White Dog at BevMo yesterday, which is exciting, because it wasn’t available outside of Kentucky until very recently. The article also includes a recipe for a cocktail …