Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mixology Monday One Oh Eight: Swizzles

Plug in your tube amplifier. Let it warm up. Open your tweed Fender case. Take a deep breath. Polish up your Tele. Put on your brass finger picks. Dial up a clean sound, mostly. A little dirt is okay. Maybe just a little. Play ZZ Top's Enjoy And Get It On.

Now, drink that!

Oh, you can't? Well, drink this:

Q. Bakula Swizzle
 2 oz lime juice
0.5 oz simple syrup 
1 oz orange juice
1 oz Myers’s rum
1 oz Lemon Hart rum
0.5 oz 151 rum
1 dash Angostura bitters
6 drops Absinthe

Build in a pilsner glass, fill with crushed ice. Swizzle to mix and chill. Top with a few more dashes of Angostura Peychaud's bitters. Garnish with mint and a ceylon stick. A straw would be helpful.

Now imagine this is the soundtrack to a Tarantino re-imagining of Quantum Leap. You get the idea...

Many thanks to Fred for this whimsical theme and for being this month's host! 

Friday, April 08, 2016

No Shame In Losing

Do you like Gladiator movies? Do you like podcasts? Do you like tales of misadventure? Are your musical tastes "eclectic"? Are you feeling generous?

I suggest if the answer to any of those questions is yes you check out the music of Octopus Caveman (Hell, maybe even buy some of it!) and also listen to one or all of his podcasts. In particular listen to Once Upon A Time In Mexico on the Getting F**ked Up With Octopus Caveman podcast. Then maybe throw the guy a bone.

"But Dagreb, why?"

Because I said so. That's why.

Be Well.