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Caipirinha, caipirissima, caipiroska

April 4, 2010

I’ve written about the caipirinha before, but I’m happy to write about it again, because it’s a great drink. Caipirinha 2 ounces cachaça 1 1/2 barspoon sugar or 3/4 ounce simple syrup 1/2 lime, quartered Build in glass: add lime and sugar to an old fashioned glass. Muddle well. Fill glass with ice. Top with […]

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Bloody Mary

April 3, 2010

I’ve so convinced myself that I do not like the Bloody Mary that I was shocked when I took a sip of the first one I ever made, and…really liked it. Bloody Mary 1.5 ounces vodka or gin 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce 4 dashes Crystal hot sauce 2 dashes celery bitters 1/8 tsp horseradish pinch […]

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Blood and Sand

April 3, 2010

The Blood and Sand is a classic example of a recipe you shouldn’t judge without tasting. Blood and Sand 1 ounces blended Scotch whisky 1 ounces orange juice 0.75 ounces cherry brandy (Cherry Heering or Cherry Marnier) 0.75 ounces sweet vermouth Shake all ingredients well and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist or […]

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Bellini

April 1, 2010

The second drink on the list of 25 cocktails every bartender should know is the first on the list I have never made before. I’m not sure if I’ve even had one before. Bellini 1.5 ounces white peach puree 4 ounces prosecco 1 dash grenadine Add peach puree to champagne flute and top with prosecco. […]

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Aviation Cocktail

March 28, 2010

I have successfully finished all the reading and online quizzes for BarSmarts Advanced. This means I can attend BarSmarts Live, when I’ll have to make drinks for people who know how they should taste. In preparation, I’m going to work through each of the 25 drinks every bartender should know. Some I have talked about previously, including […]

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