This month’s beer of the month is a beer that I recently tried and now can’t get enough of – Green Flash Brewing Co.’s Le Freak. It’s called Le Freak (or at least I gather that it’s called Le Freak) because it’s a Belgian Trippel and IPA cross. I know, weird, right? But it’s amazingly good.
Seeing as it’s October and officially fall, it probably comes as no surprise that this month’s beer of the month is a seasonal pumpkin ale – Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.
I was promising myself that this summer that I would use more clear spirits in my cocktails, but I haven’t been very good about that, and instead have found myself reverting to my whiskey ways. But that all stops with this Vodka cocktail! One Sunday evening, I was looking at the mint and cucumber sitting around and thought, that screams Vodka, and the Cucumberbund Cocktail was born.
The Old Fashioned is a quintessential cocktail. In my book, it is the ultimate cocktail. In fact, if pressed to choose one cocktail to drink for the rest of my life, it would be an Old Fashioned. An Old Fashioned is a whiskey cocktail and it is to whiskey what vodka is to the martini. It is simply just sugar, bitters, bourbon, and an orange peel. And though it is a simple cocktail in terms of ingredients, it has many complexities, and can easily be changed (though possibly not improved) by using different bitters, bourbon versus rye whiskey, and orange peel versus lemon peel.