Archive for September, 2007

Mixology Monday: East and West Indian Fizz

Monday, September 17th, 2007

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The theme for this month’s Mixology Monday (hosted at Cocktail Nerd) is Fizz. A few obvious things came to mind (Tom Collins, G&T, French 75, etc.), but I thought I’d try and do something nobody else was likely to come up with. Given how well a heavy dose of bitters worked in the Calvados Cocktail I made last month, I thought that this month I’d once again go for something bitters heavy. This time though I decided to use Angostura. (more…)

RIP Michael Jackson

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

I just heard that Michael Jackson died. It seems he died last week of Parkinson’s disease.

Appropriately enough, when I read the news online I was drinking a beer. Not just any beer either. I was drinking a Czech Budvar. I can’t remember exactly where I first learned that American Budweiser was in fact an imitation of a vastly superior Czech beer by the name of Budvar, but given that Michael Jackson was the source of so much of my early beer knowledge, it is safe to assume I read it first in one of Michael Jackson’s books. (more…)