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Posts By Lanee Lee

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7 Sexy Shots to Shoot Now
6 months ago

7 Sexy Shots to Shoot Now

Oh the memories, or lack of memories, associated with shots.

Sure, imbibing one of those 1980s naughty-named-drinks, like the Slippery Nipple, Screaming Orgasm, or Dirty Girl Scout, was fun in …
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Pucker Up with 4 Lemon Drop Cocktails
1 year ago

Pucker Up with 4 Lemon Drop Cocktails

A writer’s citrusy journey into the world of drink.

I am a sucker for anything sour: limeade, Lemonheads candy, sour gummy worms and even candied tamarinds. I tried my first …
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9 New or Under the Radar Vermouths To Try Now
1 year ago

9 New or Under the Radar Vermouths To Try Now

Vermouth is the ultimate cocktail component, ever present in a myriad of classic cocktails (think Martinis, Manhattans and Negronis).

Originally, this fortified wine was used medicinally; even today, the term …
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Panama’s Overproof Sugarcane Rum: Seco
1 year ago

Panama’s Overproof Sugarcane Rum: Seco

Although most assume that rum is Panama’s national liquor, it’s actually Seco—an 80-proof, white spirit distilled from sugarcane.

So, how does it differ from rum? It’s not made from molasses—as …
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4 Hidden Hotel Bars You Need To Drink at Now
2 years ago

4 Hidden Hotel Bars You Need To Drink at Now

The term “speakeasy”— used to describe illegal, secret bars during America’s 13 years of Prohibition—was actually coined by bartenders.

Basically, “speak easy” was a behavioral admonition, reminding guests to stay …
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5 Things You Should Know About Vermouth
2 years ago

5 Things You Should Know About Vermouth

Bartender Brady Weise, who has shared his secrets for making great mojitos with us, is also on a crusade to protect vermouth.

For such an iconic drink dating back to …
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A Drinking Guide to Asheville, North Carolina (the Portland, Oregon of the South)
2 years ago

A Drinking Guide to Asheville, North Carolina (the Portland, Oregon of the South)

Known as the Portland, Oregon of the south, Asheville has a massive artisanal food and drink scene.

But, don’t take my word for it. For a town of only 80,000, …
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Mexico’s “Tequila Trail” – A How-to Guide for Visiting Tequila Country
2 years ago

Mexico’s “Tequila Trail” – A How-to Guide for Visiting Tequila Country

Like France’s cognac region or Kentucky’s bourbon route, Mexico also has its own ‘spirited’ area to discover the heritage, heart, and hard work behind the art of tequila-making.

La Ruta …
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3 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know By Heart
2 years ago

3 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know By Heart

The Margarita. The Sangrita. The Paloma.

Whether you love tequila or not, you probably know these drinks. But could you make them on the spot, by heart? We tapped a …
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Tiki Expert Paul McGee’s 3 Ways to Shake Up Your Swizzle
2 years ago

Tiki Expert Paul McGee’s 3 Ways to Shake Up Your Swizzle

The swizzle—an 18th-century cocktail—is a timeless summertime sipper…

No one knows for sure exactly when the swizzle was invented. However, the first mention in print is in the 1788 book …
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5 Ways You’re Probably Messing Up Your Mojito
2 years ago

5 Ways You’re Probably Messing Up Your Mojito

Rum, lime, simple syrup, mint. Keep it simple and you’ll realize what makes this drink a classic.

The mojito— a quintessential summertime Cuban cocktail—comes from the African word ‘mojo’, which …
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Pulque’s Comeback: 5 Best Pulquerias in Mexico City
2 years ago

Pulque’s Comeback: 5 Best Pulquerias in Mexico City

The Younger Generation Reclaims its Drinking History

Made from the fermented sap of agave—the same ingredient that tequila and mezcal are distilled from—pulque (said POOL-kay) dates back to when the …
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