Brandy

Welcome Stranger Cocktail

September 2, 2009

Here’s another drink I stumbled upon in Barflies and Cocktails. Welcome Stranger Cocktail 0.5 ounce gin 0.5 ounce brandy 0.5 ounce Swedish punsch 0.5 ounce lemon juice 0.5 ounce orange juice 0.5 ounce grenadine Shake until good and cold, double strain into cocktail glass. This was one of those recipes I couldn’t quite guess how […]

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Metaxa Seven Star and the Moschaton Cocktail

April 1, 2009

When I was 10, I won a trip to Greece.1 My dad and I went on a two week tour of the country, and I learned I did not like ouzo.2 I also learned that Metaxa is a Greek liquor that my dad wanted, and it was important he get the seven star. That I […]

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Pineau des Charentes and the Charente Cocktail

January 7, 2009

I rarely make the same drink two nights in a row. I’m developing a large home liquor selection, as well as a robust home library of cocktail books. This leads me to want to continually challenge myself to new-to-me cocktails. But for nearly a week, I’ve been drinking the same drink almost non-stop. It all […]

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Celebrate the New Year with The Étourneau

December 31, 2008

Friends on the other side of the International Date Line have already celebrated the arrival of 2009. I will be meeting up with friends later tonight to ring in the new year with laughter and great drinks.1 In looking for some ideas, I came across one of the drinks I invented for Thursday Drink Night, […]

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Tuaca Italian Liqueur and the Livorno Cocktail

December 13, 2008

My initial association with the word Tuaca is a horse. Why someone named a Quarter Horse after an Italian liqueur, I’ll never know. I’ll admit I was surprised to discover the current owner of Tuaca the horse had never heard of Tuaca the liqueur. Then again, even though I had heard of it, I don’t […]

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Bellringer Gin and the Bitter Apricot Cocktail

November 7, 2008

Every Thursday night, starting around 7 pm EST (00:00 GMT), we meet in the Mixolseum chat room and make up drinks. Usually we have a theme centered around an ingredient that we try to experiment with. The theme for November 6 was gin. Participants were asked to find a gin they haven’t previously purchased. This […]

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Pooh Bah Cocktail

November 3, 2008

Believe it or not, I still have a little bit of my bottle of Swedish Punsch left. Tonight I decided to find a recipe to appreciate it. I hit a real prize with the Pooh Bah cocktail. Pooh Bah Cocktail 3/4 oz gin (Bombay) 3/4 oz light rum (Flor de Caña 4 year Extra Dry […]

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Black River Sidecar and Thursday Drink Night

September 22, 2008

This past Thursday Drink Night at the Mixoloseum was a resounding success. And not just because my submission, the Black River Sidecar, was named best off-the-cuff drink of the night. But I’m thrilled at the wonderful write-up Rick did over at Kaiser Penguin, including a great photo. Black River Sidecar 1 1/2 oz cognac 3/4 […]

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Lillet variations and the Bon Homme Richard

February 11, 2008

I spent much of today eagerly refreshing my RSS feed and reading the new Mixology Monday posts, hosted this month at Jimmy’s Cocktail Hour. I wasn’t sure what to post on myself – as a rank newbie to the cocktail world, most of my variations have involved trying out the variations I’m finding in many […]

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Windward cocktail

February 1, 2008

Wanting to try out something new with my bottle of Grand Solage Calvados, I looked at a few recipes on the CocktailDB. I’m also in the mood to play with vermouth, which I’m only just beginning to appreciate. I was underwhelmed with the two calvados/sweet vermouth combinations; there was just no there there. Not enough […]

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