The Great Pumpkin

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; the beloved tale of Linus’s dedication to the mythical and ever mysterious Great Pumpkin. Every Halloween, Linus makes his pilgrimage to the pumpkin patch to await the coming of the Great Pumpkin with as much eagerness and hope that, for…

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Sazerac

If you’ve noticed, I do these cocktails in runs. Lately, it’s been a lot of Gin. It spreads out the cost if I buy one or two ingredients a month and make as many of the cocktails I can with those before buying more. Makes sense right? Well I’m about Ginned out at the moment….

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Lacrimosa 

I did it! I flamed an orange peel! Now my kitchen smells of roasted orange. There are worse things in life. With a name like Lacrimosa I expected this to be bitter and aggressive. It’s really not. It definitely is strong but the bitter flavors play off the spiciness of the rye in a way…

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