Monday, October 18, 2010

Checking In

Yes, I'm alive.  Yes, I still love making drinks.  No, I have not retired from cocktail blogging.  All good questions my friends, all good questions. 

Here is a small update:

I've taken the last couple of weeks to fulfill some unrelated-to-drinks-business I've been meaning to get around to and finish up.  At the same time, I've been mulling over ways in which The Amateur Mixologist experience can be improved.  We've got 70+ cocktails in bin, and are off to a fantastic start.  Yes, that's right, I said start.  I think we're scratching the surface of possibilities here.

Take for example, a couple Friday's back when my friends and I had a vodka tasting.  We all purchased $35-40+ bottles of vodka and proceeded to drink approximately 6 or 7 different vodkas.  We didn't do a blind tasting and, it wasn't scientific, I assure you.  It didn't really matter to us what the price was on the bottle, but then again, everything we were drinking was in the same ballpark - the "premium" or "ultra/siper-premium" class. 

The winner?  Well, there were two winners really: Belvedere and Żubrówka.  Belvedere was clean, refreshing, and lacked the pungent alcohol flavor that some of the other vodkas brought into the mix.  Żubrówka was incredibly unique, and tasted like Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.  It's worth noting too, that the Żubrówka we consumed was the true Polish version of the vodka that is illegal in the States (JB and I had no idea of its illegal nature in advance of bringing it back).  You can find bison grass vodka here that is without the illegal components, though I'm not sure if it tastes different than the Polish version.

In any event, the vodka tasting is a solid concept that we have not yet explored here at The Amateur Mixologist.  We've considered video, as well as a less frequent posting schedule, but with more depth (think New Yorker v. The Week).  All told this has been a fun experiment., and one that we plan to continue.   Readership has steadily increased in the last months, and we're closing to averaging 1,000 page views a month.  Thank you again for all of your support - your e-mails, your comments are all very much appreciated.

After this past weekend, whereby I celebrated a fraternity brother's bachelor party at Keeneland in Lexington, I will need some time to recover.  It's been a rough stretch of late, and some time away from a cocktail is well needed, and well deserved.  Know though, that we'll be back, hopefully soon, with a cocktail or alcohol related post that is sure to please.

Drink with you soon - and until then - cheers!

12 comments:

chenlina on January 26, 2016 at 9:38 PM said...

chenlina20160127
louis vuitton
kobe 11
nba jerseys
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
canada goose coats
christian louboutin shoes
chanel bags
coach outlet store online
abercrombie and fitch new york
jordan retro
oakley sunglasses cheap
mont blanc legend
ray ban sunglasses
hollister
oakley sunglasses
ugg outlet
jordan concords
louis vuitton handbags
tod's shoes
nike huarache
p90x
michael kors outlet online
uggs outlet
ralph lauren outlet
air force 1
ralph lauren uk
michael kors outlet online
kevin durant basketball shoes
michael kors outlet
tory burch outlet
instyler max
chanel bags
polo ralph lauren outlet
ugg boots
tory burch outlet online
kobe 9
oakley sunglasses
air max uk
michael kors outlet
as

Gege Dai on June 8, 2016 at 4:41 AM said...

burberry outlet
nike air huarache
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors handbags clearance
michael kors clearance
nike roshe
ray ban sunglasses
asics,asics israel,asics shoes,asics running shoes,asics israel,asics gel,asics running,asics gel nimbus,asics gel kayano
michael kors outlet
nike air force 1
cheap nhl jerseys
cheap nfl jerseys
louis vuitton handbags
prada outlet
ferragamo shoes sale
rolex watches for sale
kate spade uk
true religion outlet
michael kors outlet online
police sunglasses
air max 90
coach outlet online
hermes belt for sale
hollister clothing
calvin klein underwear
fitflops shoes
replica watches
rolex uk
oakley sunglasses
fitflops sale
toms outlet
beats by dre
cheap nfl jerseys
prada sneakers
coach outlet store
chanyuan0608

chenlina on June 15, 2016 at 10:16 PM said...

chenlina20160616
fitflop sandals
true religion outlet
nike free run
michael kors handbags
michael kors handbags
gucci handbags
ralph lauren outlet
beats solo
adidas nmd
michael kors outlet
kids lebron shoes
ralph lauren
abercrombie and fitch new york
michael kors purses
nike uk
caoch outlet
coach outlet
michael kors outlet
toms shoes outlet online
coach outlet
louis vuitton handbags
nike outlet store
replica watches
lebron shoes
kobe 9
tory burch handbags
ralph lauren outlet
louis vuitton outlet stores
michael kors outlet
lebron 11
jordan 3 white cenment
ed hardy clothing
coach outlet
coach outlet
michael kors uk
marc jacobs handbags
burberry bags
kate spade
michael kors outlet
coach factory outlet
as

Yuanyuan Lin on July 9, 2016 at 5:35 AM said...

7.09lllllyuan"oakley sunglasses wholesale"
"louis vuitton handbags outlet"
"ray-ban sunglasses"
"michael kors wallet"
"ray ban sunglasses"
"oakley sunglasses wholesale"
"longchamp handbags"
"juicy couture tracksuit"
"prada sunglasses for women"
"swarovski outlet"
"ralph lauren polo"
"longchamp outlet online"
"links of london"
"cartier watches"
"nike roshe run"
"asics"
"ferragamo outlet"
"cheap ray ban sunglasses"
"polo ralph lauren"
"michael kors outlet"
"nike tn pas cher"
"ray ban sunglasses"
"tiffany and co"
"tory burch outlet online"
"michael kors outlet"
"mulberry outlet"
"tiffany jewellery"
"tory burch outlet"
"babyliss pro"
"police sunglasses for men"
"prada outlet online"
"soccer jerseys"
"michael kors clearance"
"mcm outlet"
"true religion jeans outlet"
7.09

林东 on July 26, 2016 at 4:31 AM said...

louboutin uk
new balance outlet
adidas nmd white
ugg outlet
fitflops
canada goose jackets
louis vuitton factory outlet
nike free run black
nike huarache white
fitflops sale clearance
ray ban outlet
lacoste outlet
christian louboutin shoes
fitflop shoes
nike free flyknit
true religion jeans
canada goose outlet
birkenstock sandals
nike air max sale
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet clearance
uggs sale
adidas nmd runner
adidas pure boost
adidas stan smith
oakley sunglasses
armani exchange
louis vuitton bags
michael kors outlet store
chi flat iron
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
michael kors outlet clearance
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
0726xiong

chenlina on August 25, 2016 at 3:00 AM said...

jordan 3 infrared
louis vuitton outlet
coach factory outlet
hermes birkin bag
nike outlet store
pittsburgh steelers jerseys
adidas superstar
michael kors outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
oakley vault
louis vuitton outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet store online clearances
uggs on sale
cheap oakley sunglasses
replica watches
jordans
christian louboutin sale
gucci handbags
adidas shoes
kate spade handbags
ugg boots
true religion outlet
timberland boots
timberland outlet
cartier watches
ugg boots
canada goose coats
coach outlet
canada goose coat
north face outlet
kobe bryant shoes
kate spade handbags
nike trainers
michael kors outlet clearance
nike air max 90
jordan 3
michael kors outlet
miami heat jerseys
chenlina20160825

xumeiqing on October 20, 2016 at 9:41 PM said...

20161021meiqing
canada goose outlet
cheap jordans
fake rolex
jordan shoes
michael kors handbags
ugg outlet
louis vuitton outlet
ugg outlet
canada goose
oakley sunglasses

chenmeinv0 on October 21, 2016 at 10:30 PM said...

nike roshe one
cheap oakley sunglasses
christian louboutin uk
air max 90
michael kors outlet online
coach factory outlet
coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet online
uggs on sale
kate spade handbags
chenyingying20161022

caiyan on March 17, 2017 at 11:56 PM said...

adidas running shoes
sac longchamp
pandora charms sale
true religion
pandora charms sale clearance
ray ban sunglasses outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap jordan shoes
pandora
jerseys cheap
20170318shizhong

chenmeinv0 on March 23, 2017 at 10:51 PM said...

cheap oakley sunglasses
omega replica watches
ralph lauren polo shirts
polo shirts
coach outlet online
coach factory
christian louboutin shoes
mcm outlet
nike air max 2016
yeezy boost 350 v2
2017.3.24xukaimin

raybanoutlet001 on April 20, 2017 at 10:07 PM said...

cheap oakley sunglasses
nike outlet store
ray ban sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
gucci outlet
falcons jersey
air jordan 4
denver broncos jerseys
ugg outlet
cardinals jersey

shengda xu on May 4, 2017 at 9:51 PM said...

coach factory outlet online
pandora jewelry outlet
kate spade outlet online
ralph lauren sale
james shoes
oakley sunglasses outlet
yeezy 350 boost
cheap oakley sunglasses
sac louis vuitton
yeezy boost 350
xushengda0505

 
The Amateur Mixologist Copyright © 2009 Blogger Template Designed by Bie Blogger Template