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“Do You Know How To Make an Old Fashioned?”
5 years ago

“Do You Know How To Make an Old Fashioned?”

A Bartender’s Journey

When I was a waiter at the Manhattan Won Ton Company in Beverly Hills in 1998 a customer said to me “Do you know how to make an Old Fashioned?” …
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3 Drinks, 3 Ingredients, 3 Minutes
5 years ago

3 Drinks, 3 Ingredients, 3 Minutes

Plenty of cocktails have only a few ingredients. For the sake of our story, we’re looking at three. Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com

Three ingredients put you in the classic cocktail …
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Easter Cocktails to Keep You Hopping
5 years ago

Easter Cocktails to Keep You Hopping

Easter brunch. Easter baskets. Easter eggs. Enough with the frivolities, let’s get down to drinking.

We promise not to be too obvious here — no carrot-infused spirits or Peeps drinks. …
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5 Mad Men Cocktails to Cheer the End of an Era
5 years ago

5 Mad Men Cocktails to Cheer the End of an Era

Mad Men’s finale is April 5

Mad Men is ending, and with it, the end of an era. As New York City — the metropolis so stunningly captured in it …
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Winter Wines for Still Chilly Climes
5 years ago

Winter Wines for Still Chilly Climes

The calendar may say spring, but, at least on the east coast, the newscasters are still spinning a winter’s tale. Photo Courtesy of Courtyard

And so, when the numbers continue …
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Orphan Barrels Find a New Home
5 years ago

Orphan Barrels Find a New Home

The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company is a unique endeavor created to rescue long-forgotten (and sometimes misplaced) barrels of whiskey with the goal of sharing them with discerning enthusiasts.

Run …
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The Most Important Cocktail of the Day “The Breakfast Club” Turns 30
5 years ago

The Most Important Cocktail of the Day “The Breakfast Club” Turns 30

Dear Mr. Vernon,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But, we think you’re crazy to …
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Spirits in the Sky
5 years ago

Spirits in the Sky

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com Airline Cocktails, Wine and Beer

As the micro-scene in craft brewing and distilling continues to flourish across the country, and wineries further hone their varietals, are …
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The Buck – and Rickey – Stop Here
5 years ago

The Buck – and Rickey – Stop Here

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Springtime is a bit of a puzzle when it comes to drinks. Depending on where you live, temps may already be hitting 80 to 90 …
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5 Must Mix Limoncello Cocktails
5 years ago

5 Must Mix Limoncello Cocktails

Even people who have never been to Italy usually have heard of Limoncello.

Its sweet, tangy flavor and velvety texture — especially when served straight from the freezer — is …
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Punch It Up for Easter
5 years ago

Punch It Up for Easter

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com Instead of waiting until the last minute to pull together Easter brunch or supper, start planning today. First on the list — cocktails.

Holidays like …
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Got Gin? Get Mixing.
5 years ago

Got Gin? Get Mixing.

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com Before vodka muscled its way into the bar scene – we’re talking 1950s, Moscow Mules, James Bond martinis – gin was king.

In fact, flashback to …
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