Saturday, November 28, 2009

Decisions, decisons... The future of My Life on the Rocks

Well, its finally happened. I'm now live at the contributing writer on whiskey for I've kind of put this blog on hold while I've waited for everything to move forward with About before I made any decisions as to what to do with this blog. As it is, I've decided to keep it up and running, although I'll probably migrate it off of blogspot in the next year or so. As it is, My Life on the Rocks will continue with press releases, spirit reviews, and cocktails with the exception of whiskies which I'll focus on exclusively at

So that means gin, tequila, rum, amari, liqueurs, cachaca, and even vodka will continue to be covered here, albeit probably not as often as I used to. I still play around with cocktails a bit, and those will make an occasional appearance here as well. I've really started to focus my interests though to spirits themselves, I still enjoy mixology but the story behind the spirits and the craft of making those spirits has a great appeal to me.

Thanks for all of the support. I'm taking a bit of a break from bartending to focus on the writing for a bit, but I'm sure I'll end up behind another bar sooner rather than later. I'm pretty excited about the opportunity and I want to make the most of it. Look for me there under cocktails and spirits.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kahlua Coffee Cream

I recently received a bottle of Kahlua Coffee Cream from the liquor fairy (otherwise known as my UPS driver). While I'm a big fan of Kahlua, I can't say that I drink it very often. I like the occasional Hennessey Separator to relive my misspent youth (Hennessey cognac, Kahlua and half and half), but most often I tend to reach for whisky and I tend to drink my spirits neat these days. Anyway, I finally cracked open the Kahlua Coffee Cream last night hoping for something different to serve as a nightcap and perhaps assuage my sweet tooth. I was very pleasantly surprised, a few ounces of Kahlua Coffee Cream over ice was an exceptional way to end my day.

Kahlua Coffee Cream is a limited production product available through the holidays. Its definitely got a place on my sideboard for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year and I'm going to have to go check the liquor stores for another bottle or two before it sells out. If you see a bottle of Kahlua Coffee Cream while you are doing your holiday shopping, be sure to pick one up.