Thursday, September 23, 2010

Essential Liquor #25

#25) Tequila - Ah, tequila. Literally everyone has a story. For that reason, it is important to select your tequila stock carefully. Cheap tequila conjures up images of dry heaving on the bathroom floor just by its smell alone, and you can't get the average Wisconsinite to drink a glass of expensive tequila neat, because, well, it's tequila. So Joe needs to have premium tequila that's not to costly to mix. Forget Cuervo, we like Corralejo Blanco or Reposado here in the Lounge. It makes for a solid addition to Cointreau for a great margarita.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Essential Liquor #24

#24) Frangelico - Here Joe is looking at a $20 or so bottle of liqueur. But, hey, coffee has been very popular through the 1990s-2000s, especially with women and few liqueurs love coffee like Frangelico.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Essential Liquor #23

#23) Apple Brandy or Calvados - If you would have asked us to concoct this list just a year ago, apple brandy wouldn't have come close to make the cut. I had just an ancient bottle of Calvados (dry apple brandy) that was seven-eighths full, because no one would drink it. Then, we got on a 1920s kick and the Calvados has only a couple ounces remaining!