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Let’s Talk About Martinis

Let’s Talk About Martinis

H.L. Mencken said ” The only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” is the martini. Well said. Traditionally served before dinner, the martini has its own place in the American lexicon and is as famous as many of the people who loved to drink […]

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Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Like most tales from the Emerald Isle, the origin of Irish Coffee seems to have more versions of its history than could possibly be true. The idea of mixing a spirit or liqueur with coffee most likely has heritage in other parts of Europe. 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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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

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 do. The Old Fashioned is one of those […]

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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 status. Traditionally made with whiskey, bourbon […]

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