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AlcoHOLidays | Devil’s Food Cake Day | Cocoa Diablo

Does chocolate cake sound good to anyone else right about now? This coming Sunday, May 19, is National Devil’s Food Cake Day and I’m pretty much sold on the idea, truth be told. Might have to squeeze in some baking between appointments on Saturday. What makes Devil’s Food cake different from other chocolate cakes? Good […]

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 […]

Cosmic Cocktail | Aries | Competitive Streak

Welcome to April, Spring and–thankfully–the end of a rather hellacious Mercury Retrograde! Today kicks off our new series: Cosmic Cocktails. I’ll be spending the next 3 months creating a cocktail for each of the sun signs of the Western zodiac (what most folks thing of when they look up their horoscope in the back of a […]

Feelin’ Hot Hot HOT!

This week’s Alphatini is brought to you by the letter H! Brainstorming for this week came up with such ideas as Hurricane (oh so done already), Hellfire (Charmed reference or Biblical retribution, take your pick), and Handshake. But, then, the winner appeared: A Hot Tamale! Not the candy, though I suppose you could go that […]

Earth, Air, Fire, Water

Thank you, everyone, for being patient during my August-off. I did get quite a bit done, but now it’s back to the usual blogging schedule and back to the bar! ~~~oOo~~~ So, this week’s Alphatini asks us to tackle the letter E. Early brainstorming turned up eggplant (not sure how that would work), eggnog (which was a […]

50 Shots of America–Texas

It’s fitting that this week’s state is Texas as I was planning to be in the Lone Star State this weekend for the Dallas Webcomics Expo, but scheduling issues (and that little trip to Nebraska in June) put a kink in this month’s travel plans. Ah, well, such is life! But because of that, I […]