The Overtime

It's the end of Spring Break week. Which means it's time to take this Spring Break into Overtime!

The Overtime knows what time it is. It's Miller time! Or Corona time! Or time for whatever beer is still left in the ol' cooler. Time to double down on the chances of earning a bad reputation and a court summons -- except you won't, because as much as the concept of spiking beer with Jameson seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen, what's actually gonna happen is, you're gonna take a sip, and the Overtime's wickedly spicy bite is gonna cause you to pause and wonder, how is it possible this cocktail tastes so good?

The Overtime

About 3 or 4 ounces your leftover beer of choice (lagers, IPAs and Pilseners will do nicely -- and, of course, don't pick something too leftover, fresher is better)

1 ounce Jameson

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

2 dashes Tabasco

Margarita salt, for the rim

Do up the rim of a highball glass with salt. Combine all liquid ingredients into ice-filled cocktail shaker, give it just a few shakes to chill, strain into salt-rimmed glass.

Tasting Notes:

For the record, I used the same Sam Adams Noble Pils for the Overtime as I did for the Shandygaff. Again, worked like a charm.

Only got one citrus on hand? Personally, I'd be very comfy doing one ounce of lime juice and eschewing the lemon.

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The Duck Fart

This is how you make a Duck Fart: You pour equal parts Kahlua, Bailey's and Canadian whiskey into a shot glass, in that order, using a bar spoon to layer the latter two liquors.

This is what it looks like when you make a Duck Fart:

Enjoy your Duck Fart.

The Duck Fart



Canadian Club (or other Canadian) whiskey

Pour equal parts of each liquor into a shot glass, in the order given. Pour the Bailey's and whiskey over a bar spoon turned upside-down that's held above the mouth of the shot glass.

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Charlie Sheen's Pink Slip

First off, a note about this week at the blog: SPRIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNGGG  BREAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKK!!!!!

Spring break is kinda my favorite time of year for a number of reasons, the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament being the top two of those reasons, but I'm getting ahead of myself. To kick off Spring Break week, nothing seemed more appropriately debauched than a cocktail in honor of Mr. Full of Bad Decisions himself, the opprobrious Carlos Irwin Estevez.

Yes, the man who brought down Two and a Half Men has already been granted a cocktail in his honor here -- and to be honest, I couldn't give a shit about Charlie Sheen -- but I came across this recipe for a Charlie Sheen cocktail and, post-Sheen's shitcanning, it seemed the only way to improve upon it was to represent said sacking with a color-coordinated draw of grenadine.

I'm not usually one for cocktail recipes that try to pass off literal-minded cutesiness as wit, but I gotta admit, the two-and-a-half (get it? *honk* *honk*) ounces of white whiskey made me laugh, as did the use of Coke (get it?? *snort* *snort*) a-Cola.

Does Charlie Sheen's Pink Slip taste any good? Not especially, but does it really matter?

Charlie Sheen's Pink Slip

(Adapted from

2 1/2 ounces Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey

4 ounces Coca-Cola

1 teaspoon grenadine

Granulated sugar, for the rim

Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Rim a big, fat drinking glass with granulated sugar. (Hey, I just got that! Another cocaine joke!)

Fill glass with ice, pour in liquid ingredients, stir quickly, garnish with cherries that have been stabbed. (Didn't Charlie Sheen once stab a hooker? No wait, he just tried to strangle one...)

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