Planter's Punch | How to Drink

Planter's Punch | How to Drink

The Planter’s Punch is the foundational formula for a great number of Tiki Drinks, but it’s also got its roots in oppression, genocide and slavery. ********************************** One of Sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak- or so the old rhyme goes. That’s the roots formula for this drink, the Planter’s Punch, and…

Need your Disney Fix? Make the Dole Whip at Home! Also rum! | How to Drink

Need your Disney Fix? Make the Dole Whip at Home! Also rum! | How to Drink

I’m a giant Disney’s Parks fan, today I’m talking about my favorite attraction, the Enchanted Tiki Room, and making a Dole Whip ********************************** I’m kind of a giant Walt Disney World Fan and I love me some Dole Whip. The Dole Whip, if you’re not familiar, is a soft serve ice cream confection, usually pineapple…

Imitation Gin from George Orwell's 1984 | How to Drink

Imitation Gin from George Orwell's 1984 | How to Drink

Ever wanted to drink in a nightmarish dystopian horror reality? What do you mean you already are? ********************************** This week on How to Drink I’m coming to you from the home front on Air Strip One mixing up a fresh batch of Victory Gin Martini. The 1948 George Orwell novel, ‘1984’, features the main character…

Pearl Diver | How to Drink

Pearl Diver | How to Drink

This is the most complicated cocktail I’ve ever made- and until 2006 it was nearly completely lost. ********************************** The Pearl Diver is a classic tiki drink created by Donn “The Beachcomber” in the 40’s or 50’s. In true Donn Beach fashion it requires the cryptic secret ingredient “Gardenia Mix”, a proprietary blend of spices and…

Is Snake Juice Basically Rat Poison? | How to Drink

Is Snake Juice Basically Rat Poison? | How to Drink

I’m making Snake Juice, the new Kahlúa Style premium Liqueur from Tom Haverford, owner of the Snake Hole Lounge. ********************************** Take a little trip with me down to Pawnee Indiana, home of the premier new night spot The Snake Hole. Partial owner Tom Haverford has just launched his new Premium Kahlúa Style Liqueur which he…

I've never had this drink before | How to Drink

I've never had this drink before | How to Drink

This pre-prohibition classic drink from way back in the 1800’s has escaped my grasp until now. I hope it’s good… ********************************** This week on How to Drink I’m doing something a bit different from the normal show. I do an occasional series on my Patreon called “Drinks I’ve never Had” where I pull drinks out…

Cereal Milk and Bourbon are better than you think | How to Drink

Cereal Milk and Bourbon are better than you think | How to Drink

It’s my Birthday so I’m making a cocktail for one of my favorite flicks from the 80’s. ********************************** The Breakfast Club came out in 1985 and was John Hughes’ second feature film, his followup to 16 Candles. Starring Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Jud Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall as five teenagers stuck in an…

The Weirdest Drink I've ever Made, Happy birthday To Me! | How to Drink

The Weirdest Drink I've ever Made, Happy birthday To Me! | How to Drink

It’s my Birthday so I’m making a cocktail for one of my favorite flicks from the 80’s. ********************************** The Breakfast Club came out in 1985 and was John Hughes’ second feature film, his followup to 16 Candles. Starring Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Jud Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall as five teenagers stuck in an…

Paper Plane | How to Drink

Paper Plane | How to Drink

This Sam Ross Milk&Honey original is crisp, light, refreshing, and amazing. ********************************** The Paper Plane was invented by Sam Ross at the legendary speakeasy Milk & Honey. Milk & Honey is sadly no longer around, but Sam’s new bar (opened in the exact same spot as Milk & Honey) Attaboy just won Best American Bar…

This Drink got Wayne Fired. | How to Drink

This Drink got Wayne Fired. | How to Drink

This was a drink created solely to end a bartender’s career. RIP Wayne. ********************************** Cheers is a show that ran for eleven seasons and it seemed absolutely omnipresent in my childhood, you’d couldn’t avoid it. Season 6 opens with a major reset: Sam Malone has sold his bar, sunk his boat, and come crawling back…