Porter and Brown Sugar Candied Bacon

Got a party this weekend and don’t know what to bring? What about a big cup o’ bacon! I brought this to a ladies Oscar party and it disappeared in no time. FYI, bacon and beer flavored things aren’t just for men. All you need is a pound of bacon, a bottle of beer, a…

The Yeti Smash cocktail, because muddling is for the weak.

One of my favorite bar techniques is using a Lewis bag and mallet to make a nice crushed ice cocktail. A Lewis bag is a sturdy canvas sack that you put ice into and beat with a mallet until the ice is crushed. The technique is incredibly therapeutic, especially for the days you need a…

Butterbeer Recipe

Here is my take on what a Butterbeer would be like if I were a bartender in Hogsmede, which I like to imagine is a real place. Anyhow, what I did was combine a hot buttered rum recipe with a mulled beer recipe. So apparently hot beer was a thing for centuries. So instead of…

My first post!

Growing up I lived in a very small town pre-internet and without cable, movie theaters, malls, or arcades. “Going into town” was reserved for Dr.’s appointments and grocery shopping. My favorite hangout spot was the top of a giant boulder by my house.┬áMy computer was only useful for drawing hexagons and playing Oregon Trail. So,…