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Horse’s Neck Cocktail

  In Episode 41 Charlie and I share our recent trip to the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar where, in addition to sampling a nice selection of rye and bourbon whiskey, I also tried a classic bourbon cocktail. The Horse’s Neck cocktail dates back to at least the 1890’s when it was more typically...

Cincinnatus Red by Vinoklet Winery

  This week on Episode 38 of The Charlie Tonic Hour you can hear all about my trip to Vinoklet Winery for their annual Art and Wine Festival (and if you can’t wait for that you can read about it on Queen City Drinks.) Despite my trepidations about Ohio wines, I had a very enjoyable afternoon with...

Drink Your Dessert

This post first appeared on Queen City Drinks but this week Charlie and I did a dessert and beer pairing for Episode 36 so I thought it would be appropriate for this week as well. Enjoy! Money and calorie constraints suck. As much as we’d love to be able to spend and eat all we want without...

Make Your Own Bärenjäger

Charlie and I tried some Bärenjäger for Episode 35 of The Charlie Tonic Hour. We didn’t have a recipe to make with it, and the impromptu Bärenjäger/Tequila shooter I created was swiftly vetoed (called the Honey Fire by Charlie), so I thought I would be without a drinks recipe for the week. But that...

Old Fitzgerald Bourbon

Although I may have been a bit spoiled lately, with being able to get ahold of some bottles of Angel’s Envy and Four Roses Small Batch and all, but that doesn’t mean I can afford to drink like that everyday. For a weekend trip to Tennessee lately that Charlie and I took recently we decided to...

The Gin Blush

This week on Episode 33 of The Charlie Tonic Hour we are bringing you another Ginny Tonic original recipe. Yes indeed, necessity is truly the mother of invention so when I needed a recipe for this week’s show and couldn’t find one that used the eclectic array of drinks in the liquor cabinet I...

The Quaker Cocktail

Quakers are not known for their cocktails, they tend to be more microbeer kind of people, so I am assuming that this cocktail was named after a location rather than after the Religious Society of Friends. This is a classic cocktail was found in The Savoy Cocktail Book, first published in 1930 in London, as...

La Fin du Monde

  This week on The Charlie Tonic Hour we bring you a drinks segment that we recorded live at Habit’s Bar in Oakley. In this segment we tried four different beers but I believe that the one that came out with the highest rating from our group was La Fin du Monde by Unibroue Brewery in Canada. Upon...

The Prairie Fire Shot

  Feeling brave? On Episode 30 Charlie shares one of his classic drinking stories from college that had to do with this shot. To get the story you will have to wait for the podcast but you can try this drink  yourself while you are waiting. It’s super easy to make. As a bonus I decided to include...

Chocolate Shop Wine

I can still taste the chocolatey-goodness on my tongue from trying this wine for Episode 29 this week so  I thought now would be a good time to go ahead and write up my review of this wine. Chocolate Shop wine is a sweet red wine that is infused with dark chocolate. When I first tried this wine at a happy...

Mongolian Vodka

  There is actually very little point in reviewing Mongolian Vodka for you because the chances of you ever tasting it without flying over to Mongolia or China and buying it yourself are rather slim but consider this your chance to drink vicariously. For Episode 28’s Bottoms Up segment we tried...

Around the World in a Glass

On today’s date in 1945, the United Nation’s Charter was signed by the 50 founding nations in a meeting in San Francisco. I learned this little fact while reading a book that I have enjoyed for inspiration and exploration of cocktails, The Daily Cocktail by Dalyn Miller and Larry Donovan. The...

Cruzan Rum

  This week in the drinks segment of Episode 26 of The Charlie Tonic Hour, Charlie and I talk about the experience of drinking on the road and review a very nice rum that I picked up in Florida. Cruzan Rum has been made in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands for seven generations. The Nelthropp family...

Build Your Own Sangria

On Episode 25 of The Charlie Tonic Hour, I show Charlie how to make up a pitcher of sangria from ingredients that we had lying around the house. I choose sangria for this week’s drink segment because sangria is a perfect vacation drink. It is fun and fruity but you don’t need any fancy...

The Snow White

The drink from Episode 24’s Bottom’s Up segment is a first for the Charlie Tonic Hour. It’s a Ginny Tonic original recipe, although Calamity Dawn is still responsible for it really because she was the one who gave us the bottle of Marshmallow Vodka. It’s a drink inspired by an ice...
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