Tag: chocolate liqueur

AlcoHOLidays | St Patrick’s Day | Sweet Irish Coffee

On St Patrick’s Day, everybody has a touch of the Irish in them! Granted, the day has devolved (in many areas, including my own college-anchored town) into an excuse to drink watered-down, green-tinted beer for a ridiculously long time. It’ll be interesting to see if that is at all curbed by March 17 falling on […]

AlcoHOLidays | Girl Scout Cookie Week | Coconut Dream

Oh, yes, it’s that time again. If you haven’t been accosted coming out of your local supermarket I’m sure someone on your friend’s list has posted, shared, or otherwise reminded you that, indeed, it is Cookie Time once again. According to my sources, the official Girl Scout Cookie Week is March 10-16, 2013. What started out as […]

AlcoHOLidays | National Battery Day | High Voltage

Got your history caps on? Today’s cocktail comes with a real charge! Unlike the seemingly arbitrary assignment of some holidays (yes, PB&J Day, I’m looking at you), National Battery Day makes perfect sense as it falls on February 18th, the birthday of Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the battery. Volta (from whom we get the word volt–the measure of […]

Slip Into Something More Raspberry

What, no one decided to take up the Quest cocktail challenge? That’s too bad! Maybe this week’s cocktail will be better suited for you, then, and we’ll keep it short and sweet, to boot! It’s the holidays, after all, and everyone seems to be in a hurry. Chefs love to tell stories–I don’t know, must come […]

50 Shots of America–Wyoming

Dude, we’re up to the 44th state of the Union: Wyoming! And no, I haven’t confused my states, I know we’ve already done California. I’m not talking surfing, here, I’m talking ranching! Dude ranches, specifically, the first of which was opened in 1879 in Wolf, Wyoming by the Eaton brothers (warning: music plays automatically). Back […]

50 Shots of America–Mississippi

Muddy Magnolia Entering the Union on December 12, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state to sign on the dotted line. Thinking of the Magnolia State brings to mind images of plantation homes, cotton fields and the eponymous river. So very strong before the Civil War, top 5 as far as wealth is concerned, it has […]