First Day of School! 1st Grade, 5th Grade, and 28th Grade respectfully. Our clothes are fresh and clean, our backpacks are stocked, we have spare masks packed, and we039;re ready to do this thing! Everyday is "Take your Kid to Work" day this year because Calvin is in Christina039;s class! Hoping for a fun, engaging, safe, illness free school year. Here we gooooo!
Happy Birthday Mom! Thank you for being such a great Grandma to my kids, a loving friend to my wife, and a great roll model for parenting. I have so many friends that no longer have relationships with their parents after the last few years. It039;s comforting to know that our family relationship is as strong as ever. Love you Mom! Happy Birthday!
It039;s National Rum Day! To celebrate, I039;m using two gifts from my lovely bride @clindner2112 that she gave me for our 15th Anniversary. A Dominican rum, Opthimus 25 year Malt Whisky finish, and a Fog Hat cocktail smoker. The rum is a Solera style aged up to 25 years and finished in Malt Whisky barrels. Brown sugar, dried dark fruits, caramel, and biscuits. Sweet, spicy, toasted wood. Smooth, syrup finish. I muddled raw demerara sugar with black walnut bitters and added 2 oz of rum. Stirred, strained, and poured over a king cube to make a Rum Old Fashioned. Then smoked with Bourbon Barrel Oak chips with the Fog Hat to finish it off. If you039;re going to make a drink, take the time to make a good one. Cheers! #homebartender #rumcollector #rum #ron #homebar #oldfashioned #foghat #Opthimus #dominicanrepublic #nationalrumday
It039;s National Daiquiri Day! Too many folk out there see a Daiquiri as something mixed with strawberry and poured out of a slushy machine. Too much sugar and way too sweet. A traditional Daiquiri is nothing more than rum, lime juice and simple syrup following a 3:2:1 ratio. I went a little heavier on the simple syrup in my drink tonight because I used a rum that feels like someone picked up a distillery in Jamaica and hit you in the face with it. Wray and Nephew Overproof is no joke. It039;s a pot and colomn still ester party, bottled at 63%. It039;s not for the faint of heart. I used 2 full oz, the juice of 1 lime, and a full oz of simple. Double strained into a chilled coup. Cheers! #wrayandnephew #nationaldaquiriday #daiquiri #homebar #homebartender #rumcollector
My yard work today resulted in an Inadvertent product placement. Matching Power Tool Dad Mode activate! Is it a right of passage when you become a Dad of a certain age? That all your batteries gotta match? I039;ll be wearing Costco jeans and Nike Monarchs any day now. Sorry Christina, I039;ll hold off Middle Age Dad Syndrome as long as I can. #yardwork #dadmode #ego #powertools
More Birthday shenanigans! We039;re escaping most of the heat and still enjoying Seattle. We haven039;t seen the Public Market in years so it was fun to go exploring. Breakfast at Portage Bay, lunch on the waterfront and a trip around the Great Wheel. The wifey planned an awesome weekend. #seattle #pikeplacemarket #greatwheel #Birthday
My family treated me to an early Father039;s day! I039;ll be on shift this weekend so they helped me celebrate today. Super awesome hand made gifts from the kiddos, treats from Christina, and as is traditional, a new tool to add to my work shop. Then a dinner out at Stanley and Seafort039;s for prime rib. I loved all of it. Thanks family! And, being the dad that I am, I made sure Calvin finished all the food on his plate. Including the lemon 😁 #fathersday #dadlife #kids #primerib #lemon
Last day of schoooooool! These awesome people have had an unbelievably difficulty school year and still crushed it. Distance learning, hybrid schedules, technology issues. Nothing phased them. Violet is a reading machine, Calvin is a math wiz, and Christina can039;t stop tearing it up in the classroom. This little family is killing it and I couldn039;t be prouder. Summer Break Time!!!
It039;s National Bourbon Day! If you039;re not drinking it Neat or in an Old Fashioned, you039;d be hard pressed to find a better use for Bourbon than in a Sour. Avoid store bought sour mixes and definitely use an egg white. The texture is unreal. I used a Penelope 4 Grain Bourbon, and added a new maple Liqueur I just picked up after our trip to Leavenworth. -Maple Bourbon Sour- 1.5oz Bourbon .50 oz. Salish Sea Maple Liqueur 1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice .50ish oz Simple syrup 1 Egg white 2 dashes Angostura bitters Dry shake, shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled coup. Or just head over to my house and I039;ll just make you one. Cheers! #bourbon #homebar #homebartender #penelope #salishsea #nationalbourbonday