Monday, December 9, 2013

Drink UP

Okie Dokie today I, Sweet William The Scot, am going to talk to you about something serious ~ BOOZE!!
Pour me a shot! 
The other night we had a visitor to our Book Club, Molly Wellmann, a Cincinnati-based bartender, bar owner and general cocktail aficionado.
 Molly's book begins with an introduction to bar basics but then her book
 “Handcrafted Cocktails” takes the unique approach of categorizing cocktails by the time of day in which they’re best enjoyed.
Molly sure loves her TATs even in the coldest weather she is always in sleeveless outfits.
  Molly always has a smile on her face  she is a very GENUINE person.
So lets get Sloshed!
Drinks vary from classics, to some of Molly’s original concoctions. One such drink, the Green Lantern, combines tequila with pineapple juice, cilantro, mint and jalapeno for a healthy shot in the arm on a particularly bleary morning.
Moving toward afternoon drinks you’ve got staples like the Mint Julep.
How dry I am ~ How wet I'll be if I don't find that backyard key.
Dinner-time drinks look to whiskey in cocktails.
After-dinner drinks include things like an Apple Butter Toddy and a Rusty Nail, as well as the lush Hanky Panky, which combines gin and sweet vermouth with Fernet.
Molly gives some of the recipes historical background and a handful of personal anecdotes for an easy read from start to finish.
Oh I'm hammered blasted fried blitzed!
Oh did you know George Washington's distillery has been rebuilt.  After a nearly 200-year hiatus, George Washington's still is bubbling again, churning out the same sort of rye whiskey that made the Founding Father the nation's most successful whiskey producer in the years after his presidency.  It sell limited quantities of the whiskey - up to 5,000 gallons a year.
Remember during the Holidays always have a  "designated driver".
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot 
I am going to be sick!


  1. OH NOOOOOOoooooooooooo Sweet William... walk quietly to the cabinet and get yourself a Hair of the SQUIRREL that bit you.
    Maybe those are INSULATED tats that Mixologist has on her arms. BaaaaaWaaaah.

  2. Those sound like some great drinks. If our Lady had enough of those we could get away with anything! Lee and Phod

  3. Sometimes when moms had a rough day she likes to fix a drink and she will let me have a little. She calls me her little lush. Right I'm not the one who came home a made the drink.

    Aroo to you,

  4. Well I guess we need to find that book for Dad, he will try anything. Oh dude, your making us sick, gotta go.......MOM, open the back door.......fasssssst!

    The Mad Scots

  5. Sweet William maybe you should not try all the recipes at one time. Sure way to kill that flu bug.

  6. It's those antlers pressing down on your brain--that's what's making you sick.

    Sounds like an interesting talk....did she provide free samples of the cocktails?

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. Wow, some of those sound really delish! I bet you'd be staggering and slurring your barks fur sure around her creations. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  8. Wonderful time you must have had! The designated driver is very important!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley

  9. Woohooo Sweet William thanks for all those suggestions. Maybe you should just rest now for a while. I might suggest you don't let Puddles see these recipes or there might be mischief. Just sayin!

    Loveys Sasha

  10. Sweet William, you show by this post you are true to your Scottish roots! Only last night we were learning on the news here that Scots imbibe, on average nearly twice as much alcohol as their English cousins. Way to maintain the tradition, my bonnie wee laddie!
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (burp).

  11. You know, Scots can definitely hold their liquor...especially when they are singing in a pub! Aaarrrrroooooo! I bet you had a blast.

  12. Even though it's low-fat, They won't let me have any. BOO HISS.

  13. Ahhhhhh nothing like a limitless scotch. Our dad loves a 'rusty nail' but only once or twice a year on special occasions. Did you get moms email? She said it was okay.

  14. My peep likes the sound of that book! Would make a great Christmas pressie!

  15. Well, I knows beer can be served at anytime of da day. But I think I shall has to try me some new drinks now. It is always 5:00 somewheres.


  16. We agree it sounds great and would make a great present.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  17. Sweet William, did you know that when a person gets a tat there is always a meaning behind it, its true ...our dad has them all over the place is not sure what the meaning behind the girl with no shirt on was but she doesn't like it. He got one in Greece also on his stomach that is a tiger coming out of his skin, mom just shakes her head...okay now onto the most important thing, could you mix up my mom one of those hot toddy apple pie drinks she forgot to drink any juice for breakfast and she is just sure this will do the trick!
    Thanks so much
    Stella Rose

  18. I love Molly's Tats too, it looks great! Sadly my mom is a chicken and I'm afraid she never will be brave enough to get one :o) I like the title of this book, handcrafted cocktails that sounds just great! And Booze is always good, says my dad :o)

  19. William what a funny Scottie you are.
    Does Molly have a recipe in her book for Nip-a-tini's.
    I'm going to be hostess to a Nip-a-tini event on Sarge's New Year's Eve bash
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  20. *bangs metal pot with metal spoon* Bang-Bang-Clang-Clang....Dang! must have one mighty hangover after all those cocktails, Sir William! And what is with no discussion of the finest of Scotches? Being a Scottish lad, I would think that would be your booze of choice. Well, I better go pour me-self a round. It's 5 o'clock somewhere!
    *toasts with drinky*

  21. How you feeling this morning SW? Mom says you need a greasy breakfast and you'll be as good as new...this coming from the woman who has a glass of wine once in a blue moon *rolls eyes*
    We can't believe our parcel got to you so quickly! - Have you opened it yet??
    BIG licks to you and Lee,
    Wally & Sammy

  22. Stay away from that stuff, William! It's poison!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  23. I was so drunk with the Tatts and cocktails before i could read the bottom, please tell me you were still standing..BOL i wasn't xxooxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  24. Wow George Washingtons Distillery is still going! How do I get me some of that Rye Whiskey. Wonder what kind of handcrafted drink Mollie would make for me?

  25. William, I've visited your blog a few times, just never commented. You look pretty inebriated here buddy...hope you feel better by now!

  26. You are an every so wise source of all information. Drink up!