Groucho Marxism

I like Groucho Marx*, I like the art of the drink, and I like the science that goes into that art.
*Not Groucho's emotional distancy or womanizing, though.

  • Location: Somewhere, slyly, cracking wise wryly
  • Favorite foods: A good burg served with good toppings, good fries, and a better salad; my grandmother's pizza recipe; red peppers; grilled chicken; burritos with sous vide chicken, spice, tomato, garlic, onion, and avacado.
  • Last bite on earth: The hand of my doctor when they try and take my drink away (the resultant exertion being what finally boots my sorry rear through death's door).

Latest Comments

The 10 Best Budget Rums

I love this list, and I'm happy to see Cruzan get a place on it, rightfully, but to add to David J. Montgomery's comment above, I also have to recommend Cruzan's dark rum. It's equivalently priced with their light rum, both in 750 ml and 1.75 L volumes, and it's a delight.

For a simple drink, I especially enjoy it with one of the less biting ginger ales and another dark liquid, usually Angostura bitters, Peychaud's, or a cola product (I am sure it would pair nicely with cola bitters or coffee bitters).

Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Everything: 7 New Fall Products

I'm enthused to see that Bolthouse has something pumpkin-flavored out -- I'm a big fan of their fruit blends (which are tastier and cheaper per-ounce than the "Naked" brand equivalents), and while I haven't tried their prebottled coffees, I've been trying out other brands of them (in my investigation, Illy is more satisfying than Starbucks).

With regards to the Kahlua, I'm interested in that, too. I'd love to formulate something with it -- I've been trying variants on the White Russian with pumpkin pie spice*, as well as just adding it to my usual coffee drinks, so this seems right up my alley.

*As well as variants with whiskey, but I'm told by some that that's called a White American.

Hornitos Lime Shot

Andrew Strenio has a pretty positive review posted in Drinks, but he doesn't rate it as good as a drink made with fresh ingredients. However, you've got the bottle, so give it a try, and if you don't like it on its own, well, play around and see what kind of drinks you can make with it.


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