Tag: galliano

AlcoHOLidays | Carnival & Mardi Gras | King’s Cup

Following right on the heels of the Christmas season–when most people are beginning to experience the post-holiday doldrums–certain parts of the world have one thing in mind: continuing the party. For most areas, Carnival starts somewhere between January 6th (Twelfth Night or the Feast of Epiphany) and just before Lent, flowing merrily onward for a month or […]

AlcoHOLidays | Election Day | Political Party

Back when I was first in college (in the dim mists of the late 20th century), I was incredibly political and planning to become an event planner. I even went as far, for a Intro to Business project, as creating a business plan based on my company-to-be, aptly named Party Politics. I’ve volunteered on campaigns, […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Gemini | Twist of Fate

Depending on which lore you go with, the story of the Gemini is either based on the Green twins Castor and Pollus or the Babylonian friends Gilgamesh and Enkidu–either way, you’re dealing with a mortal and an immortal, a pair of like-minded souls. All mutable signs (signs that cover a change of seasons–in the case […]

Good Evening, Mr. Underhill

My main objective in this week’s Alphatini was a more-or-less savory cocktail; we’ve had a lot of sweet going on and it’s nice to mix things up a bit. Pun unintended. But we’re on the letter U and, well, I was at a bit of a loss since I’d already used my upside-down-cake inspiration. As […]

Convergence of Annoying Naming Conventions

As much as I absolutely adore anything that Apple comes out with, I have to admit that the iEverything naming thing is a little much. In fact, it’s almost as annoying as the prevalence of calling anything in a cocktail glass a -tini. Of course, the -tini appelation is appropriate when the drink is inspired […]

Sips & Shots: Harvey & Hillary

Have you ever picked up a bit of seemingly useless trivia and wondered when it was ever going to be useful? Believe it or not, sometimes it actually does. Case in point: many, many years ago (could be a decade or more) I vaguely remember someone telling me that when a cocktail has the word […]