Monday, February 21, 2011

Two Delicious Whiskey Drinks for Island Time Radio

Everyone knows I love bourbon. Here are two delicious drink recipes off the beaten path of "Jim Beam Up".

Whiskey Sangaree
Like Sangria, the name of this cocktail is derived from the Spanish word for blood and was originally made with wine. Nowadays, it is usually mnade with a spirit base. Whatever is used, it is invariably flavored with fresh nutmeg.

6 cracked ice cubes
2 oz bourbon
1 oz simple syrup
soda water
1 tsp port
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

Pour whiskey over cracked ice. Add simple syrup and top with soda water. Give a gentle stir and drop in a pinch of nutmeg.

Kentucky Orange Blossom
Shake 2 oz bourbon, 1 oz orange juice, and 1/2 oz triple sec with ice until frothy. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of orange.

Drink Recipe: Mexican Fizz

The tartness of tequila is not always appreciated neat, but it is great with many sweetened mixers.

Mexican Fizz
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/4 oz grenadine
crushed ice

Shake the tequila, grenadine, and 2-3 oz of ginger over ice until slushy and frosty. Pour into a tall chilled glass and balance with ginger.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wings Over Flagler Warbird Fly-In

This fantastic event is coming up on March 26th-27th right here in Flagler County. In its second year, this show is put on my one of my customers. Bill "Pirate" Mills, a retired Navy pilot, runs Blue Sky Yakrobatics. Besides being a fine pilot, he also has great taste in rum and women (tip of the hat to Kimberly).

This will be a super show and a great family day opportunity. Advance tickets will be available beginning February 20 at $5 for adults, $3 for ages 13-17. Kids under 12 get in free (must be accompanied by an adult). The price is right peeps! As an added bonus, meet the pilots at the Golden Lion on Friday March 25th!

The Annual Wings Over Flagler Warbird Fly-In is a joint
effort between The Flagler County Airport and local
Warbird Enthusiast Bill Mills of Blue Sky Yakrobatics. The
idea for WOF started from a casual conversation, the
county’s desire to host an Airshow, and the passion of
Blue Sky Yakrobatics to bring aviation to a larger
audience. The success of our first event lead to the
development of Mills Aviation Charities, Inc. (MAC) a Non-
Profit Corporation dedicated to raising aviation
awareness, preserving aviation history, educating, and
providing less fortunate youth with the opportunity to
follow their aviation dreams. This is going to be a great
partnership for the community.

Pilots from all over the country enjoy a venue to share
their aircraft. Wings Over Flagler gives our community
the opportunity to come out and learn about the history
of the aircraft and meet the pilots that fly them. Each year
we will endeavor to make the Wings Over Flagler Event
one you won't want to miss! *

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

27 Must-Have Survival Skills from your days as a Boy Scout


You might be too old for the Boy Scouts, but heed their lessons and you'll weather almost any worst case scenario with ease.

Three-fingered salute? Watermelon cheer? Taut-line hitches and square knots? Remember?

Here's a refresher: 27 essential survival skills you learned in the Boy Scouts, and forgot as soon as you noticed girls.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Drink Recipe: Berry Acai Sour

Berri Acai Sour

2 oz Absolut Berri Acai
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 oz fresh lemon juice

Shake and strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with blueberries.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

TikiTender To Join "5 O'Clock Lifestyle "

Bringing back cocktail hour, one drink at a time.

I'm very excited to announce that I had my first interview with Wayne & Laurie over at 5 O'Clock Lifestyle today. We chatted about tiki drinks and how I came to be a bartender in Florida. I hope to continue as a regular contributor. I will post an announcement when their newest episode is finished and ready to be downloaded!

Red Headed Woman

Well, brunettes are fine, man
Blondes are fun
But, when it comes to getting the dirty job done,
I'll take a red-headed woman, a red-headed woman.
It takes a red-headed woman to get a dirty job done.

Well, listen up, stud,
Your life's been wasted
'til you've got' down on your knees and tasted
A red-headed woman, a red-headed woman.
It takes a red-headed woman to get a dirty job done.

Tight skirt, strawberry hair
Tell me what you've got, baby, waiting under there.
Big green eyes that look like, son,
They can see every cheap thing that you ever done.

Well, I don't know how many girls you dated, man
You ain't lived 'til you've had your tires rotated
By a red-headed woman, a red-headed woman.
It takes a red-headed woman to get a dirty job done.

Drink Recipe: Lover's Margarita

Valentine's Day is coming up. Sip this one with your sweetie. Psst, you know what the song says about tequila.

Lovers' Margarita (For Two)
2 0z Agavero Tequila Liqueur
1.5 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
Fresh Lime Juice
Sour mix taste

Served shaken over light ice in a sugar and salt rimmed coupette.

Drink Recipe: Caribe Champagne

Caribe Champagne

3/4 oz white rum
3/4 oz creme de banana
champagne, chilled
slice of banana

Pour rum and creme de banana into a chilled flute. Top with champagne. Stir gently to mix and garnish with the slice of banana.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Social Networking (In A Nutshell)

Was checking in on LinkedIn (which I really should do more often) and found what I consider to be the perfect one-line definition of social networking

Think of LinkedIn as your job, Facebook as a friend or family get-together, and Twitter as a bar or nightclub you frequent for happy hour.

I must admit, I have yet to find a real benefit to LinkedIn. I understand that "professionals" (e.g. business managers, doctors, teachers, professors) use it to interact and network with others in their respective fields while keeping their Family Feud game scores to friends and family. For me, the "purveyor of good times", there really isn't much boundary between work & play.

Which are you using more today?

Monday, February 07, 2011

2010 Florida's Favorite Votes Are In!

Thanks so much to everyone who voted! Thanks to you, I have been named "Florida's Favorite" Bartender in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010. I love all of my customers long time!!!! Click below to read the article.