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Day 199, cocktail 194

I decided to stay with the “Buck” theme for tonight’s cocktail.  I found this recipe on the CocktailDB and I enjoyed it, and hope you will too.


  • 1-1/2 oz bourbon
  • 2 dashes Agnosturo bitters
  • cola

Fill a collins glass with ice.  Add the bourbon and the Agnosturo bitters.  Top with cola.

This is a twist on the good ‘ol bourbon and coke, of which I’ve had thousands over my lifetime.  The Agnosturo adds a new dimension to this old favorite of mine and it is really quite tasty — kinda’ like adding Tabasco to your eggs, it really wakes up the drink.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!


Day 186, Cocktail 183

Thursday night found me at Ivee’s for Beat Stan at Trivia night (among other things).  Yes, I did lose, once.  I also won five or six times during the night, so I think Idid alright.  Normally I would sip on a Manhattan made with Maker’s Mark or maybe a gin and tonic, but since I’m in the midst of Halloween week I needed something appropriate.  I checked with Davey Iverson, the Thursday night bartender, to see if he had Black Cherry flavored vodka.  I was in luck, he did.  So, my cocktail of the evening was Dracula’s Kiss.  Just like Dracula, it’s sweet at first, but if you have enough you’ll find yourself asleep!

  Dracula’s Kiss

  • 1 oz Black Cherry flavored vodka
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • cola

Pour the grenadine into a rocks glass and give it a good swirl to coat the glass.  Fill the glass with ice, add the vodka and then top with cola.  Give a quick stir and garnish with a cherry.

The black cherry and grenadine blend very nicely with the cola to make this very much like cherry coke, just not quite as sweet.  I enjoyed it and it is a great Halloween cocktail for your friends that don’t like boozy drinks.


Day 186, Cocktail 182

There are few things as quintessential at Halloween than a black cat.  Often associated with witches and bad luck, few domesticated animals are as routinely persecuted as the black cat.  However, and interestingly enough, black cats are considered good luck in England.  Women in seek of suitors will use black cats to bring them luck (although any woman who is already a wife will wonder just why a single woman would want suitors).

So, when I found this recipe for a Black Cat cocktail in Colleen Graham’s cocktail blog I just knew that I’d have to try it.

  Black Cat

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz kirschwasser (cherry brandy)
  • cranberry juice
  • cola

Fill a collins glass about 3/4 full with ice.  Add the vodka and kirschwasser and then fill the rest the glass the rest of the way up with equal amounts the cranberry juice and cola.

This is a very interesting cocktail.  The blend of the kirschwasser, cola and cranberry gives a distinct, berry like flavor that has a tart quality.  I have to admit that the first sip didn’t exactly sit too well with me, but the more I’ve drunk, the better it has gotten.  Give this kitty a try and let me know what you think!