Apr28

Original Swizzles

Upcoming TDN – Beefeater 24 Gin has been one of the most successful Thursday Drink Night themes, generating a vast array of tasty libations each time its featured. Well, nothing’s being held back this time. In addition to our regular chat room intensity, several of us will be live at the Quarter Bar in New […]

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Apr21

Original Absinthe Cocktails

Upcoming TDN – Swizzle Pouring high-proof rum over the bed of crushed ice brings me joy and happiness. But what about gin and Chartreuse? Or vermouth and Peychaud bitters? This coming Thursday we’ll be making more swizzles than you can twirl a stick at. And as voted on by the participants, the best cocktail of […]

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Apr13

Original Mount Gay Rum Cocktails

Upcoming TDN and Chat – Absinthe To piggyback on Tuesday’s upcoming Absinthe Chat with the Wormwood Society (and friends), the theme for this week’s Thursday Drink Night will be absinthe! Whether using a nano-drop or a five ounce death pour, every drink of the night will be made with our favorite louching spirit [ok, that […]

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Mar31

Original Beefeater Gin Drinks

Upcoming TDN – Metaxa Metaxa is a Greek spirit that combines house-distilled brandy with aged muscat wine. It is a potion I have fond memories of sipping years ago, so I’m quite excited to craft cocktails with it this coming week for Thursday Drink Night. A few of us (Matt, Matt, Gabe, Camper, Marleigh, Michele, […]

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Mar24

Original Tuaca Drinks

Upcoming TDN – Beefeater Gin returns as our first repeat theme for Thursday Drink Night, and it’s no surprise. Last time, the drinks were intriguing, wildly varied, and more than a bit tasty. For this week we’ll be mixing with Beefeater gin, a staple in more than a few liquor cabinets, and a solid one […]

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Mar17

Improving The Long Island Iced Tea

Upcoming TDN – Tuaca If you haven’t heard of it, you will soon. Tuaca is a vanilla and citrus flavored liqueur that has been making its rounds at the bars in shot form. But this Thursday, it’ll be finding its way into a host of original cocktails that we’ll be developing throughout the night. And […]

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Mar12

What’s Your Favorite Tiki Drink?

Late winter seems to have summoned the exotic in all of us, with Matt and his attempts to try 473 different combinations of rum in his Mai Tai, to an entire Thursday Drink Night devoted to the Zombie, and finally with Doug, who devoted the entire month of February to tiki drinks. My consumption of […]

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Mar3

Fernet Branca Thursday Drink Night

Upcoming TDN – Fernet Branca From the moment Fernet Branca touched my lips, I knew I was in love. Bold and intense with a Piston Honda punch of mint and herbs, it can be enjoyed all on its own or offer a delightful bitterness to many a cocktail. And though I’d be happy to drink […]

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Feb27

Make Your Own Falernum

[ If you're one of those skimmer types, you might want to look near the bottom of this post, because I'm giving away a year's worth of falernum. ] Falernum is one of those mystery ingredients that, more often than not, stop you in your tracks when you’re looking for a new drink. There are […]

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Feb17

New Zombie Recipes – TDN

What the heck is Thursday Drink Night? I love tiki drinks. And the Zombie is about as close as you can get to tiki perfection. So, as one might expect, we decided to improve upon a classic, or better said, create a ton of wacky new spin-offs that break nearly every rule of Zombie creation. […]

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Kaiser Penguin is a cocktail blog featuring original recipes, homemade ingredients, classic cocktails, and tiki drinks.

Why on Earth did you name your blog “Kaiser Penguin?”

It is a well-known fact that penguins are members of high society and enjoy fine cocktails. Our very own kaiser penguin would like me to mention that he also enjoys various treats from the sea.

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