How To Make a Proper Old Fashioned

On February 22, 2012 By

Fascinating and opinionated web site focused on one thing: how to make a proper Old Fashioned.  Author Martin Doudoroff believes that a lot of “bad ideas” have corrupted the modern drink.

Old Fashioned Recipe

Follow the easy original recipe to make an Old Fashioned.  In a glass, put:



If you have some spare cash, some really awful fallen-celebrity-inspired artwork can be yours. Well, actually, it can’t, because some jackass already bought it from Jean-Michel Basquiat Domingo Zapata for $100,000.

(via Animal NY)


One of my ongoing projects is reducing my cable TV bill.  I receive my internet and television service from my cable provider, and pay extra for high-definition channels but otherwise do not receive subscription channels like HBO, Showtime or sports. For this service, I pay about $140 a month but really only watch a couple […]


Sad to see that one of the first high-end pastry shops in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn is closing.  The note posted on her front door announces that she’s consolidating her Brooklyn operations at her Park Slope store.

I don’t know the full story yet behind the closing, but several More

What an incredible full-back and sleeves tattoo of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The owner is Taiwanese and had the work done over 3 months.  (via Daily Mail)


Video of Mold Growing

On February 2, 2012 By

I hear that the director is a fungi.  Get it?

Time lapsed videos of mold growing, set to a spacey new-age soundtrack.  (via Daily What)


The descriptions of these cocktails on this 1940s cocktail menu don’t indicate what they were made with, but coconut and pineapple indicate that the ingredients included rum.  The Fog Cutter, Monkey Business, Daiquiri are all rum drinks.  Rum drinks became popular during the early 40s because due to war-time shortages, most liquors were […]


Cocktail Diagrams Poster

On February 1, 2012 By

This limited edition print breaks down 68 mixed drinks into their constituent parts. Follow the lines in this mother-of-all-liquor-related-diagrams for the recipes of your favorite cocktails.  Titled “Constitutions of Classic Cocktails”, the 27″ x 39″ poster identifies the mixers, garnishes, spirits and even proper glasses and ratios to use […]


Posting a link to a great story on a coffee enthusiast’s mission to help Japanese recovery workers and tsunami survivors.  Read more about Yoshi Masuda’s mission and HOPE Cafe here.

Yoshi’s Blend from Mackenzie Sheppard on Vimeo.


Creating the Chinese Oreo Cookie

On January 30, 2012 By

Via Kotte comes this article on redesigning the Oreo cookie for the Chinese consumer market.

The Oreo cookie was introduced by Nabisco in 1912, and appears today as it did when it was introduced; generations of Americans grew up with it. I grew up in the US with Oreo as […]