Monthly Archives: April 2012

Today’s Reason To Drink

This week’s motto: I’ll Have Another. (Also the horse I’m betting on in the Derby.) This could be a photo-finish year for my liver.

Four Roses Small Batch named one of the “Best Whiskies in the World”

Congrats, Four Roses! Four Roses Distillery again was named among the top spirits at the annual World Whiskies Awards, but this time it was Four Roses Small Batch taking the honors. Four Roses Small Batch, a marriage of four of the 10 unique recipes produced by the distillery, was named “Best American Whiskey: Bourbon Seven […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

Best email of the day: There’s a pop-up bourbon bar right across from the LEO offices! Sponsored by Angel’s Envy, the exclusive bourbon bar will feature some of region’s finest bartenders serving up finely crafted cocktails. The space is at 400 E. Main St. at the former site of the Home Plate Deli (I think […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

Dearest Madonna, I tried to get into your recent groove, and I just can’t shimmy up to the techno. I was hoping for an angry, partner-did-me-wrong type of album a la Alanis Morissette with possibly a few ballads thrown in for good measure. But techno? Is that all you have to offer?

Today’s Reason To Drink

Mint Juleps are a wonderful thing. I love them anytime … but they taste much sweeter this time of year. I would like them in a house. I would like them with a mouse. I would drink them in a box. I would eat them with a fox. I would and could in a car. […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

Survived the Tale of the Horse contest yesterday … and here’s all the drinks I had to “judge.” The winner of the first-ever contest was Tina Hardison of Bourbons Bistro. Her Bananas & Joe cocktail made the perfect after-Derby, recovery drink. It was a frothy mixture of Absolut Vanilla, expresso, milk and banana … and […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

If you’re thirsty after work today, stop by Varanese (2106 Frankfort Ave.). I’ll be a judge in the “Tale of the Horse” Drink Contest — where area bartenders compete to make the best post-Derby 2012 drink. Bartenders are from Against the Grain, Anchor Inn, Bourbons Bistro, Dark Star, Marketplace, Varanese and Volare. Luckily all I have […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

Happy Thunder, y’all. This will be the first year I’m not trekking downtown. I will either be on a tall rooftop or cuddled up on the couch. Decisions, decisions.

Today’s Reason To Drink

When someone tells you something unflattering about yourself, what’s the best way to handle it? Anger? Shame? Appreciation? Run away? Confront it? Isn’t a friend a true friend if she tells you you have a booger in your nose? Or your zipper is down? Or you have a piece of Dundee Dip in your teeth? Or […]

Bar Belle from 4/18/12 LEO Weekly

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