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The Mark Twain Cocktail

“I always take scotch whiskey at night as a preventative of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.” – Mark Twain On Episode 93 I decided to make Charlie a cocktail using some of the Johnnie Walker Black Label that he got for his birthday....

Back With A Video Update

Hey everyone! Miss me? It’s been an interesting week in the world of this rambler an I break it all down in a short video blog recorded on 9/24/13. In it I share why the site has been a bit quiet and take a look at a few things I’m working on for later this week relating to Comic Related, Derby City Comic...

Meet The Bulleit

On this week’s episode of Bottoms Up, we took a turn tasting Bulleit Rye. Unlike many of our episodes, we went in knowing we liked this particular straight rye whiskey and in some ways wanted to celebrate it. The bottle, thankfully, was already on hand and made for an easy focus for the show. As I...

Backwards Writing

I’m the king of tossing out plans and then working out how to get to the end of those plans well after the announcement was made. It’s a fun way I’ve challenged myself again and again over the years. I’ve done it on a large-scale and a small-scale much to the delight and sometimes...

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

I originally wrote this post as part of the Bourbon Across America series on Bourbon and Banter. Hope you enjoy it. Bourbon and I are old friends. We first got to know each other back in my 20′s and we’ve been enjoying each other’s company ever since. Sure, at first I thought bourbon was a little out of my...

Chatting with Molly Wellmann

It is a bourbon-heavy show this week but we are guessing listeners of the Charlie Tonic Hour podcast will be ok with that. After a weekend wrap-up Ginny and I sit down with Molly Wellmann at the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar to talk about the bar, her new cocktail book, and of course, bourbon. After that we have...

Eight Years Waiting

A lone bottle of pomegranate zinfandel may seem like a strange wine to hold for eight years, but that’s what happened with this one. My mom purchased it as a gift with a special label dedicated to a farm I had just purchased all those years ago. At first I was holding it for some kind of ceremonial...

Beer and Sweat

  Back in Episode 87, Charlie and I talked about how much fun we had volunteering at Beer & Sweat. When I first saw the poster I thought it was another one of those beer runs that keep popping up all over but it is actually the homebrew competition that is put on by the Bloatarian Brewing League....

Queen City History Tours

As we were standing in front of the court house in downtown Cincinnati, learning about the worst riot in the city’s history and one of the worst in whole country, I noticed some curious onlookers watching us as they walked by. “What kind of crazy person pays good money to walk around the city...

Wild Turkey Bourbon Dinner at Arnold’s

Just heard about the Wild Turkey Bourbon Dinner at Arnold’s today and I am I really excited. This is an excellent chance to do a bourbon tasting with Master Distiller Jimmy Russell from Wild Turkey and on top of that Arnold’s food is always great so $35.oo per person is a steal. Tickets are...

Cincinnati Downtown Restaurant Week

I am so excited about this coming week. Not only do I have some amazing things planned with friends, like seeing Ford Theater Reunion at MOTR this Thursday and a Cincinnati Microbrewery Tour with Tonic Tours on Saturday, this coming week is Downtown Restaurant Week. That means that 29 restaurants located in...

Christmas in July Shot

  Recently I have somehow found myself with a surplus of peppermint schnapps. I mean, considering I only ever use it in hot chocolate there is no reason for me to have two bottles of the stuff. But despite the fact that the bottle is occupying valuable real estate in my liquor cabinet, I just...

Ginny’s Goldshush

On Episode 82 we mentioned a new cocktail I made this week. It was, if I say so myself, a big hit so I wanted to share the recipe. It was based on another cocktail called the Goldrush so Charlie named it Ginny’s Goldshush instead. Easy to make and very good. The Goldshush 1 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur 1...

Derby City Comic Con

So Charlie and I finally made it through everything to the big event. Derby City Comic Con was this past Saturday, June 29th 2013, and by all measures it was a success. Attendance was up, vendors and artists had great sales, we had an wonderful turnout of amazingly dressed cosplayers, panels were full, and...

Afternoon Delight Cocktail

With Arrested Development and a discussion of Marijuana legalization coming up in Episode 76 this week, I just couldn’t resist finding a drink that would tie the two items together. What better than an “afternoon delight?” This was a drink where I thought of the name and knew there must be...
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