Author Archives : asrobinson

New Barrels Aging


After some shopping this weekend, I started aging 3 new barrels of various sizes. In a new 3-liter barrel from Four Roses I started a Vieux Carré using a recipe form The Cocktail Dudes.  I’m slowly working my way through all their barrel aged recipes, except the Rum ones.  I really enjoy the Vieux Carré cocktail so I’m looking forward…

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Wednesday Night’s Cocktails


First, keep in mind that when having my evening cocktail I don’t usually feel like pulling out my DSLR to take photos. Please appreciate that when you see the crappy iPhone photos :). Last night was a multi-cocktail evening.  I started with a variation of the Sazerac following closely the classic recipe, but instead of a sugar cube I used…

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Black Coffee Matters


Just as a good bourbon should be enjoyed up, a good coffee should be enjoyed black.  The problem with most black coffees like that crap they peddle at Starbucks is that is just sucks too bad to drink black.  There’s a reason Starbucks makes sure you taste everything but the coffee in 90% of their drinks.  I don’t have that…

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E.H. Taylor Single Barrel & Blood Oath


Tonight’s, or I should say last night’s cocktail was Colonel E H Taylor’s Single Barrel. I enjoyed this great bourbon at Bacon Brothers Public House with my stunning cocktail companion. I had a great conversation with the two bartenders and was even offered a sip of some rare Blood Oath Bourbon from a very nice young lady and fellow bourbon…

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