Cocktails 101

Friday Happy Hour at Home – The Metropolitan

Friday Happy Hour at Home – The Metropolitan

I think one of the great gifts to receive unexpectedly is booze. Someone brings over a bottle of wine, a case of beer, or when cleaning out their home, unused liquor!   Recently some friends of ours were doing just that and dropped off two bottles of […]

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Friday Happy Hour – The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

Friday Happy Hour – The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

  I wanted to reload this HH as it has been almost 3 years since I last talked about it and let’s just say a few of these beverages have been consumed since then.  I have read several books during this same stretch on the […]

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Friday Happy Hour – Negroni, from Italy with Love

Friday Happy Hour – Negroni, from Italy with Love

I originally posted this just over two years ago and felt it was worthy of a repost. For gin drinkers that happen to be Italian, or want to be Italian, or know an Italian, or can spell Italian, or have heard of an Italian, or […]

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Applejack Cocktails

Applejack Cocktails

I typically equate hard cider with wimpy and/or gluten free drinkers. Reminds me of those that can’t digest milk. I get that its real, but still find it a little hard to comprehend. So when I saw Michael Ruhlman do a mini-series of cocktail posts […]

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Friday Happy Hour: The Martinez

Friday Happy Hour: The Martinez

This little known cocktail has been making Gin lovers happy since well over a 100 years. I personally “discovered” it by reading the 25 Classic Cocktails ebook the other day, and since I had the ingredients, I gave it a whirl. You know what? I […]

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Friday Happy Hour: Bringing the Old Fashioned Back

Friday Happy Hour: Bringing the Old Fashioned Back

Friday Happy Hour: Bringing the Old Fashioned Back In my humble opinion, there is NO OTHER WAY to make an Old Fashioned cocktail then with the twist of orange. Not to say that the rest of the ingredients don’t matter because, trust me, they absolutely […]

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The Manhattan – Perfectly Updated

The Manhattan – Perfectly Updated

The Manhattan – Perfectly Updated “The Manhattan” is one of the great cocktails of all time. The story goes that it originated, in New York City back in the 1870s as part of a social event, the term “Manhattan” stuck as part location, part social […]

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