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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Raise Your Glass for the Dallas PD!


If you don’t mind, Please raise your glass for the men and women holding the blue line at the Dallas PD tonight. My heart is heavy thinking of my friends there this evening.  I still bleed when you do!  I feel like I should be standing beside you, and I am in spirit! Tonight’s cocktail also comes from Death &…

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