Posts Tagged ‘booze’

Chip Mom’s Kitchen #25: In Soviet Russia, You Eat Vampire!

Posted by

Greetings, my little ghouls, spooks, and warlocks! It is once again the time of year to celebrate the spookier side of life: HALLOWEEN! And in honor of this auspicious time of year, I’m delighted to present to you a simple sweet treat sure to delight at any of your upcoming festivities:

Dracula Teeth Cookie Sandwiches

20151025_150235

(more…)

The President’s Manifesto: Beer & Chip Vol.7

Posted by

Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with the first of my beer and chiptune review columns in quite some time! I know, I know; you’re all wondering, “Brandon, what in the hell made you think to knock the dust off that ol’ thing and bring it back?” In a few words:

Shitty Miller Lite and Bud Melvin

Why Miller Lite? Who cares. It sucks (ratebeer.com actually gives it a zero lol).

The lengths I go to for chiptune journalism....

The lengths I go to for chiptune journalism….

Let’s get on to the real reason for this article: the music. Specifically, Bud Melvin‘s latest release, ‘CNTRY & NESTRNT’.

bud melvin

Photo and design by Jessica Billey.

(more…)

Chip Mom’s Kitchen #19: Greek Shortbread

Posted by

I really thought before that I had known what love is. It seemed like I would live my life with that preconceived notion never changing. I had dreamt of more, but accepted things the way they were. Then one fateful winter’s evening, everything changed…

cuddle the mixer

To get to know my new baby, I picked out a recipe with no surprises.  I didn’t want anything complicating our first moments together.  I leafed through my multitude of cookbooks and happened upon…

Greek Shortbread (more…)

Quenching the Forge: The Green Faerie

Posted by

Absinthe is a storied spirit, traveling a winding road over more than 200 years that started with it as a patent medicine.  It grew to a widely popular drink with cultural influence, being driven underground by being falsely associated with violent crime and mental illness, and finally being largely decriminalized by 2011.

Privat-Livemont-Absinthe_Robette-1896

Seriously, heckuva story.

History aside, absinthe isn’t for everyone.  The anise flavor is strong with this spirit.  So much so that I’ve seen cocktail recipes calling for naught but a rinse of the glass.  Further, it packs a wallop.  Distilled absinthe is typically between 45% and 74% ABV, though some modern cold-mixed varieties can reach 89.9% ABV.

(more…)

Quenching the Forge: Home Made Coffee Liqueur

Posted by

Good afternoon ChipWIN nation!  I’ve dared to show my face amongst you more than once this month to indulge in another one of our plethora of shared interests…alcohol!  Now, our fearless leader already has the beer market expertly covered here, so I’d like to take a look at sources of inebriation that are equally delicious, but not quite often as covered.

To start us out, I opted to mesh an experiment I’ve been wanting to try for some time, a fine liqueur made from Eugene’s many sources of locally roasted coffee.  Something dark, with just a hint of sweetness, that pairs well with a bit of Chipthrash.  To prepare you, I’ll borrow the classification system of ChipWIN’s own resident Master Chef, Chip Mom.

Coffee Liqueur  — Difficulty Rating
Newb          |         Apprentice         |         Journeyman         |         Master

Being of legal age in your area of residence is pretty much a requirement here. This recipe will require very little in the way of skill, but will require an abundance of patience.

(more…)