I also want toÂ extend a welcome to The Scofflaw’s Den.Â I hope that you find our little spot entertaining, informative and maybe a little reckless . . .
This is my first foray into the blogosphere.Â But when Sean asked if I would be interested in blogging about classic cocktails and cigars and any other of our many vices, I couldn’t resist.Â I think it is important to make a quick note about what we mean when we refer to “classic” cocktails.Â These are drinks that usually pre-date prohibition or any drink made in the same vein.Â What these drinks are *NOT* are overly sweet, non-natural colored mixed drinks that you find at Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays, etc.Â (Nothing wrong with those establishments, I’m just trying to set a benchmark here.)Â We try to use the freshest mixers and the best spirit we can for each cocktail.Â You won’t find pre-made sour mix here (at least by me!)Â
We also plan to talk about cigars.Â I love cigars and have been smoking since I was an undergrad.Â I now have a sizable collection and can talk about the leaf for hours.Â I probably don’t smoke cigars as often as Sean does, but I credit myself with rekindling his love of the leaf.Â Â Oh, I guess this is where I should also mention that you might find Sean and I sparring back and forth from time to time.Â We don’t really hate each other or hope the other burns in a pit of hell-fire or hope their testicles fall off, but we may say so every now and again.Â (These are just samples, I’m sure we’ll think of much worse things . . . )Â But we are great friends and I truly count Sean as a brother to me.
Alright enough love fest crap.
Over at Sean’s on Sunday I smoked . . . well, let me rephrase.Â I tried to smoke a La Aurora Cien Anos Robusto.Â Damn thing wouldn’t stay lit for the life of me and just made the experience a pain.Â What I could taste was as good as I come to expect from La Aurora.Â But the lesson is that this weekend I have to spend a little time and rotate my cigars just to make sure they are getting enough humidity.Â
Back to cocktails.Â I’m currently working on a fall cocktail that will be a “signature” drink at my place.Â I almost have it down and when I do, I’ll post the recipe.Â Â
Hope ya’ll enjoy The Scofflaw’s Den!Â Cheers!