Monday, August 25, 2014

Introducing The BT Breeze

I'm always making up new cocktails at the bar, but very few are good enough to go onto the "Original Cocktail" menu. Last weekend, I came up with a beauty for summer...

The BT Breeze:

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz (45 mL) Bacardi light rum
  • 1.5 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • grapefruit soda
  • 0.5 oz (15 mL) sugar syrup
  • dash of grenadine
Method:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice
  2. add rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and top up with grapefruit soda
  3. stir well
  4. add sugar syrup and grenadine
  5. stir again
  6. Enjoy!
You're welcome.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Not So Long Ago

I'm 41 now. Old enough to be the father of an angst-filled high-school kid who listens to hard-rock songs with dark lyrics...
Not that I actually have kids. Nor am I even married at this point.

But, it doesn't seem that long ago that I was a 21-year-old kid listening to Tool.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not the kind of 41-year-old who says annoying shit like "Back in my day music was something, I tell ya!"

Nah, fuck that.

However, even though I still listen to new rock all the time, I never find myself quite as impressed as I was by bands like Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, Tool and System of a Down. I'm sure it's mostly to do with my being far less impressionable these days, but I do believe I'm objective enough to know that there hasn't been a revolution in rock music like the one that took place during the early-to-mid nineties.

Here's one that made a HUGE impression on me...