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Know Your Whiskey

  From The Bearings Guide comes this handy and aesthetically pleasing  graphic to help you better understand the different branches of that wonderful tree known as whiskey. The Bearings Guide describes itself as a guide to help the modern gentleman navigate life. I had not heard of this site until this...

Lexington’s Hometown Bourbon

Kentucky Ale, and more recently, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, have been sources of Lexington pride for many years now. In fall 2011 the city was abuzz with the release of Town Branch, the first bourbon produced by the same company. That’s right, Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co...

The French Connection

 This week on Episode 56 of The Charlie Tonic Hour we try some Conjure Cognac and discuss the history of cognac, brandy, and rappers. In addition to sipping it neat, I decided to make a cocktail with it. This classic cocktail is simplicity itself to make. The official International Bartenders Association...

Exercise and Humor in the Jazz Age

For those of you who have not yet given up on your New Year’s Resolution to get in shape, today I offer a little inspiration and advice. The Antics of Arabella was brought my attention by Rebecca Onion’s blog on Slate: The Vault. This blog offers up some delightful memento of history, such as a...

Equal Education Unequal Pay

    This week on Episode 55 of the The Charlie Tonic Hour, Charlie and I discuss fact that women still tend to make less money than men for working similar jobs with similar education. And this despite the fact women are increasingly out numbering men in higher education, as well as getting higher GPAs...

The Beer Trappe

Every now and then it’s good to get out of the Queen City and explore the drinking culture in further flung regions of this great country. At just about a 90 minute drive away, the lovely college town of Lexington makes a great day trip. Usually if I’m going to Lexington I’m thinking...

Apple Pie a la Mode Moonshine

On our Halloween Special, Episode 45, Charlie and I shared the fall-themed drink that I made for our Halloween block party. It turned out great and I am thinking of making something similar to give out for Christmas presents this year. If you want to drink along at home here is the recipe for it....

Friday Night Fun

Friday afternoon is a special time of the week. It can either be the longest few hours of the week or it can be a magical time when you are planning outfits, creating playlists, and anticipating the fun you will be having in a few hours. It’s been a long time since I left work upbeat and excited for...

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...

Dancing Through the Tears

Last Saturday Doctor Bombay and the Atomic Bachelor Pad were headlining the official Cincinnati Comic Expo after-party over at Mainstay’s. It was supposed to be the triumphant return of Ginny Tonic. I haven’t danced with Doctor Bombay since April and I have missed it so much. Being able to call...

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...

Weekend Plans?

Charlie here this week sharing with you a rundown of some of the best things to consider in and around Cincinnati (and this week Atlanta) this weekend! This weekend there is one things we want to highlight first and foremost. That would be the official house hand of the Charlie Tonic Hour, Doctor Bombay and...

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...

Weekend Recommendations

Afternoon Social at the Howard Steamboat Museum: The Corn Island Steampunk Society is pleased to announce that they are hosting their first official event since forming as a group, Saturday August 25th at the Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville, IN. Although the leaders of Corn Island have been...

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...
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