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Do You Know What’s in Your Tonic Water?
2 years ago

Do You Know What’s in Your Tonic Water?

In 1825, British soldiers stationed in India were prone to malaria, a merciless disease transmitted by mosquitoes.

As quinine was known to be a preventive measure against the disease, the …
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This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Gin
2 years ago

This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Gin

The Changing World of Gin Botanicals

Gin used to be easy. You drank Gordon’s or you drank Beefeater, or maybe if you were bolder you drank Tanqueray or Bombay Sapphire. …
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Toronto’s Whisky Heritage
2 years ago

Toronto’s Whisky Heritage

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Whisky has never been as popular as it is today. Around the world, from Japan to Europe to our Northern …
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The Drinking of the Green
2 years ago

The Drinking of the Green

Green Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

Ever wonder where the tradition of wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day came from? The apocryphal tale is that green makes one invisible to …
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Desserts a Leprechaun Would Love
2 years ago

Desserts a Leprechaun Would Love

Boozy Sweets for St. Patrick’s Day

For a lot of people, certain holidays are not just an excuse to drink, but an excuse to drink more. Blame it on the …
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All Hail, Kale!
2 years ago

All Hail, Kale!

Green Up Your Cocktails

Mixologists have been getting creative with ingredients and adding Superfoods (foods rich in nutrients beneficial to one’s health) to their cocktails. While nutritionists are quick to …
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8 of the Worst First Date Drinks
2 years ago

8 of the Worst First Date Drinks

First dates are a tricky proposition. They can be tentative, tense, and downright uncomfortable.

Or, if you are lucky, the stars align and Mr. or Miss. I-Don’t-Know becomes Mr. or …
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Discovering Brunello Wine
2 years ago

Discovering Brunello Wine

Forty kilometers south of Siena, the town of Montalcino rises out of the rolling hills.

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And these Mediterranean hills conceal secrets – areas of rich …
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Detox-tails
2 years ago

Detox-tails

Booze-Free Sippers to Refresh Your Body

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Ten years ago, the idea of a real – and respected – career as a bartender was questionable. These …
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The Canadian Whisky Renaissance
2 years ago

The Canadian Whisky Renaissance

Canadian Whisky is arguably the most overlooked and misunderstood category of spirits, and yet, unbeknownst to the majority of the American market, the category is going through a massive creative …
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Herbs, Your Cocktail’s Best Friend
2 years ago

Herbs, Your Cocktail’s Best Friend

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The refrain of “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme” comes from an old English folk song, which gained popularity thanks to Simon and Garfunkel’s classic hit “Scarborough …
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The United Nations of Vodka
2 years ago

The United Nations of Vodka

Once upon a time you knew where you were.

Vodka came from Russia or Poland. But then, some really good vodkas came out of Scandinavia. And Grey Goose began making …
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