DRINKING BUDDIES

Friday, May 20, 2011

Vacation is Imminent!

My lovely wife and I are finally getting the vacation we are grossly overdue for.
We are leaving Sunday to go on a seven day cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines in the Caribbean.  Although this trip will have a serious lack of pirates, we will however be able to visit Costa Maya, BelizĂ©, Honduras, and Mexico.

And yes, that means plenty of updates as soon as we get back!

Right now I am sipping a homemade Margarita in preparation for a week long of cheaply made RTD's.
Here's an easy recipe for you folks!

REAL Margarita
2oz Gran Centenario Azul Reposado Tequila
1 whole lime, cut and juiced
½oz Simple Syrup
½oz Grand Marnier

Don't even ice.  Just swirl everything around in the glass, and you'll get all the zesty sweet flavors of your average margarita, while still being able to enjoy the luster of the Tequila.

Also be sure to check out my good friend Lacey over at her new blog which you can access by clicking HERE!!!

Bon Boire!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Brewing Update

So the initial brew would have been good except for two factors that played into our demise:

The carboy was not airtight (still can't figure out what happened) so now we are upgrading to a REAL fermentation system

-and-

The bottles did not seal airtight for some reason.  Same thing, not exactly sure why this didn't come out correctly but we are working on finding a solution soon.

And I will post some pictures soon, our "photographer"  decided to bust out his iPhone after a few pours of Bourbon and some antics soon followed.  Including a 300 style fight waged between myself and Lawrence, a fellow brewer.

Pot covers and whisks are excellent Spartan shields and swords.

Bon Boire!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Brewing

Still coming along.  hopefully the first bottling will be today!