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My Guest Tony-Paul de Vissage turns a Villain's Son into a Hero

Tony-Paul, tell me about your hero, his strengths and weaknesses.

A few years ago, on a dare, I wrote a novel titled Absinthe. It did pretty good, earning an award for the Best M/M Historical Horror novel of 2014 by the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewers Choice. 1,843 more words


Valentine's Day, Straight from the Bunny's Mouth


3/4 oz Ligth Rum
3/4 oz Dark Rum
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 Grenadine
1/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Pernod

Combine all ingredients, shake with ice. 550 more words

Straight Up

Sage - Las Vegas NV

Aria Resort

Visited January 2017

Aria Resort and Casino in City Center, Las Vegas

Shawn McClain, Chef

Sage is one of the original restaurants in the Aria Resort and Casino in CityCenter Las Vegas. 345 more words

Tuxedo (dry)

Like whisky, sherry is an underused cocktail ingredient. But like its Scottish counterpart, it has to be used with a certain care – its dry, subtle flavours can add a mysterious quality, but the dryness can add a mouth-puckering quality if overused. 277 more words


Bucket List Part 3: Taste Absinthe

OK, again, not a very lofty bucket list item – but (again) not many of my bucket list items, are.  So – why absinthe?  Well, I just couldn’t help it… over the years, the literary & arts lover in me had conjured up romanticized images in my mind of sitting around an old Sherlock Holmes-esque English parlor having marvelous, deeply intellectual conversations with fascinating people about the arts, philosophy & religion –  all while partaking in the ritualistic sipping of a glass of absinthe, involving an intricate-looking beverage contraption… fancy, huh? 402 more words

In My World

Genepì & Genepy & Génépi & Génépy

Those of us who are spirit or wine nerds have the experience of learning about a beverage before actually imbibing it. Learning of the process, the history, and its flavour profile, we come to a mental-taste-conclusion. 823 more words


Absinthe: Sampling the Green Fairy

Absinthe rose to popularity in the late 19th/early 20th centuries and was fashionable among the literati of Paris. Some famous fans of the drink include Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, and my hometown favorite, Edgar Allan Poe.  286 more words