The pint-sized giant of the entertainment industry has passed away at the age of 93. Best known for…
Known for his roles in "Independence Day" and "Homeland", he established the "Suit" character role,…
Harold Ramis dead at 69 of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis
Harold Ramis, the man behind numerous blockbuster films such as Ghostbusters and Groundhog’s Day,…
He was 85.
And just like last week, it’s actual booze, and pricey to boot.
Willett Pot Still Reserve is made the old-fashioned way. And by that, I do mean still craft, so it’s a rare find. Personally I can’t drink it straight. I can have it with water, and the flavor is rather floral at first, with a “green” finish. And no, I don’t mean envirowacko finish. Just that it feels like a mossy, herbally taste. If you can find it, we at Casa de Aggie highly recommend it. It’s a bit steep, but well worth the price of admission.
Off topic, I’m sorry to be so late with the post. I had a doctor’s appointment and it took FOREVER!!! Socialized medicine WTF
Yes, read the title again. I’ll wait.
Done? That’s right. Not a girlie drink today. Today it’s straight BOOZE!!!
This weeks offering is a bit….dark.
I’m not much of a whisky drinker. But I love Lagavulin. It has a very strong, peaty aroma (coming from Islay, it’s a requirement), and a beautiful smoky flavor that touches with a bit of sweetness. Unlike most liquor that feels like I’m drinking gasoline on fire, this feels like just plain fire, without the acridness, which leaves a dry, lingering finish. Lagavulin makes a 12 year as well, but trust me when I say the 16 year is worth it. I would love to try the Distiller’s Edition since that whisky is matured in sherry casks, which give the liquor a sweeter flavor.
But that will have to wait until well after Easter.
The White Russian has been my drink lately. Generally, I don’t care for sweet drinks but the coffee offsets the sweetness of it. Also, I use Tia Maria as I find it a bit less sweet and more coffee-y.
The White Russian
Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua or Tia Maria)
Cream (proper) / Half & Half (easier to just have around the house) / Whole milk (if you must)
I generally do 2 vodka/1 Tia Maria/Just a bit of cream. Play with the ratios yourself.
Remember: The Dude abides.
I have German friends in town for a two week visit, so I have this waiting for me come Easter Sunday!
Ok, so they are partaking of Mexican and Texas beers. I am paying tribute to their visit with German beer. Sue me.
Y’all have no idea how hard it is to see this in my fridge, waiting for me. GAH!!
Hope y’all have a wonderful Tuesday
When Prohibition outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in 1920, many enterprising residents of a small town in Iowa chose to become outlaws – producing a high caliber and much sought-after whiskey known as Templeton Rye, or “The Good Stuff” to those in the know. Based on the original Prohibition era recipe and aged in charred new oak barrels, Templeton Rye provides a smooth finish and a clean getaway.
I’ll start by saying I’m not a fan of rye whiskey. This is much more flavorful than most modern ryes but with mostly the same taste. As I said, I’m not a fan of rye however, this would definitely be my pick of the rye whiskeys.
The color is a bit lighter with less red/orange than bourbon but darker than most ryes.
Don’t let my distaste of rye whiskey make you think that I didn’t drink the whole bottle. And I did enjoy it. If you like the rye whiskeys (or Canadian) I highly recommend you give this stuff a shot.
The Old Fashioned is a damned fine cocktail. It is every bit the classic way to drink whiskey. There are roughly 10,000 different ways to make this drink, but any way that includes muddling an orange slice and a cherry is doing it wrong. Pretty much any other way is correct.
Now I hesitate to post this video because of who is in it…
Say what you will about Rachel Maddow (and I’d agree) but the dude* does know how to fix a drink.
I know a lot of you don’t care for blended scotches but Johnnie Walker Black really is what an awful lot of people think of when they think ‘scotch’.
The stuff is pretty good. It has a nice balance of smokey and smooth which I like. Some of the peatier scotches are just too damned much for me.
Highland Park is starting to get into the peatier scotches yet this one is still very smooth. I really like this bottle. If you’re looking to take a shot (heh) at a scotch that’s a bit more peaty/smokey than the others I’ve posted here, this one should be your first stop. It has a nice smokey hit without tasting like you licked an ashtray.
I do recommend this stuff and it isn’t terribly expensive (for scotch).
I was going to do a Girlie drink, but I still recall the complaints of too many of this BOOZE* or too much that BOOZE*, or ZOMG!! just how many ingredients does this crap have???
Fine!! You want simple, I give you simple!!
Gin and Tonic
- 2 oz Gin
- 5 oz Tonic Water
- Lime wedges
Pour the gin and the tonic water into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Garnish with the lime wedges. To make it more visually appealing and give it a hint of sweetness, try using blood oranges.
You knew I was going to sneak sugar in there somewhere, didn’t you??
I’ve had family visiting all week long here, and erroneously, I thought I would be drinking. Unfortunately, not with little nieces around. So, I decided to feature a beer instead of a girlie drink because A) it’s easier, and 2) I don’t have the time to go looking for recipes. Last time my mom was here, she had asked for Modelo™ to be stocked in the fridge, so this time I decided to go dark, like my soul.
Behold!!! Negra Modelo™ beer! I finally had one last night after helping Little One with her school project (which is due today…). It is satisfying without being heavy, and gives my fave, Newcastle Brown Ale™, a run for its money. I shall be imbibing another one this evening, toasting my family, but only after the little ones are in bed.
Oh, and the first one to call me raaaaaacist wins