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Monthly archives for April, 2018

Episode 9: Cuba Libre – Commentary

Initially the Cuba Libre episode concerned me because I didn’t think it was going to turn up much. It’s a rum and Coke. You don’t think of it as a cocktail, however, if you consider it, the mix isn’t that far off from a Tom Collins, they’re both long drinks using a lot of a […]

Episode 82: Semper Vinolentia – Leath...

First printed in Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up cocktail guide, this drink is not well represented and probably not well liked but nevertheless we did our 82nd episode on it. It first appears nearly simultaneously with the introduction of blue curacao on the market, it’s recipe in Saucier’s book, and a Bols ad for blue curacao […]

Agent Carter S1E3 – Time and Tide

I love it when a story doesn’t shy away from escalating the costs of a dangerous lifestyle. The plot is moving right along, not plodding…so much so there isn’t much time for boozing. After removing the primary assassin from play, the SSR goes and checks out his room. I’m actually quite surprised to see a […]

Agent Carter S1E2 – Bridge and Tunnel

Marvel Agent Carter S1E2 morning booze

In the second episode we get to see just how bad the bad guys are. We get to know the killer henchman a little more; cruel, efficient, unrelenting, but we also learn there is a larger entity he reports to…in a typewriter. Glass of Port: One of the hits is a shady dealer (presumably weapons) […]

Predator 2

Predator 2 - bar scene

First of all, the interpretation of 1997 was definitely much crazier than it actually was. The future police station actually seemed to devolve from a standard 80s vision of the police station. And the unbridled nature of gang warfare was a little over the top…unless that’s how it was in 1997. I wouldn’t know. I […]

Episode 7: Aviation – Commentary

This episode is just embarrassing. Jay did a fantastic job researching the cocktail and laid out the story pretty well…at the time I don’t think I quite understood it. The problem is that the variations that we’re juggling are the first version, the traditional/popular version, and the likely version and you have to pay close […]

Episode 81: By Jupiter’s Beard ...

Episode 81: By Jupiter's Beard – Jupiter Cocktail

A name like the Jupiter Cocktail immediately evokes images of the enormous planet with the great swirling storms and the Roman king of the gods, with thunderbolt in hand. The cocktail indicates power, something greater than all. I would expect ten different kinds of liquor served in a barrel, full of lighting, and on fire…or […]

Agent Carter S1E1 – Now is Not the En...

When I learned about this show, I immediately thought it was a fantastic idea and I have to admit it doesn’t disappoint. A non-superhero in a world of superheroes and super-villains being effective and kicking ass. I have to admit I have a real soft spot for those kinds of characters. Anyway, we pick up […]

Episode 7: Gimlet – Commentary

The Gimlet situation is another unique one that I don’t think we’ve encountered in any other drinks we’ve discussed. The drink’s name has two really great and possible origin stories, but only one of them is tied to the actual origins of the drink. When I first looked at this drink I did a quick […]

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