Vernon WadeThere are lots of cooks out there who actually know what they are doing. I pretty much taught myself to cook, out of necessity. I haven’t a clue most of the time, but I do love to eat. 

I have made everything posted here. If I can do it, you certainly can. Someday, if there is enough interest, I will gather all these recipes into a cookbook. In the meantime, in the spirit of dashes, dollops and three-fingered pinches, I present them here for you to try. Let me know what you think.


          I recently discovered Shanky’s Whip. A dark, sweet liqueur, somewhat analogous to Drambuie, Shanky’s Whip is a  mixture of Irish whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and other ingredients.

          I have been mixing equal parts of Tullamore Dew and Shanky’s Whip for a concoction I call the Rusty Brogue.



Shanky's Whip



  • 1 ½ oz Shanky’s Whip
  • 1 ½ oz Irish whiskey
  • large ice cube

Pour ingredients over a large ice cube in an Old Fashioned glass. Sip until empty. Repeat as necessary.

Shanky's Whip & Tullamore Dew
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