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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Death in the South Pacific

March 31, 2010

The theme for this year’s official cocktail contest for Tales of the Cocktail was “Punch It Up.” Entrants were invited to submit a cocktail based on the Planter’s Punch recipe. Today the winner was announced, and I was excited to learn it was Evan Martin’s Death in the South Pacific. Death in the South Pacific […]

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MxMo XLVI: Absinthe — The Atlantic

February 22, 2010

This month’s Mixology Monday is hosted by Sonja Kassebaum over at Thinking of Drinking. In addition to running a fine boutique distillery, North Shore, with her husband, Sonja is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. This month she’s chosen the topic that’s near and dear to my heart: The topic for February is […]

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MxMo XLIII: Vermouth — The Visconti

October 26, 2009

Fall is closing in fast, but October refuses to leave until we honor it with a Mixology Monday. Over at Cocktailians, Vidiot is hosting a most excellent theme, Vermouth. He bids us: Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to present a delectable vermouth cocktail for us all to drool over. Sweet/Italian or […]

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MxMo XLII: Dizzy Dairy — Kávé

September 28, 2009

It may barely still be September, but it is definitely Monday, so it must be time for Mixology Monday! This month, we are hosted by the kind folk over at eGullet. Chris Amirault has chosen the topic of “Dizzy Dairy,” declaring: Any drink using a dairy product is fair game: milk, cream, eggs, butter, cheese, […]

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MacArthur Cocktail

August 28, 2009

I found this lovely little cocktail when revisting the cocktails listed in the back of Wayne Curtis’ And a Bottle of Rum. MacArthur Cocktail 1.5 ounces light rum 1 barspoon dark rum 0.75 ounces triple sec dash of egg white (Cointreau) I made this with Appleton white rum and Zacapa Centenario. The result was very […]

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MxMo XL: Ginger — Gingered Rum Old Fashioned

June 15, 2009

This Mixology Monday was one I couldn’t miss — after all, RumDood included a link to one of my posts in his announcement! This month it’s ginger, and as I have noted before, I LOVE ginger. Our challenge, from dear Matthew is: Find or concoct a cocktail recipe that uses ginger in one of its […]

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Boca Loca Cachaça

June 9, 2009

Boca Loca is a quality, affordable cachaça that tastes great in a caipirinha or a Pearl Button highball.

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MxMo XXXVIII: Superior Twists — The Rumgroni

April 13, 2009

This month’s Mixology Monday is being hosted by Tristan at The Wild Drink Blog. He’s put forth the following challenge: This month’s Mixology Monday is all about twists on classic cocktails, that for one reason or another do an even better job than the drinks upon which they are based. This could be as simple […]

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Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

April 7, 2009

This Thursday, April 9, Thursday Drink Night will be sponsored by Mount Gay Extra Old Rum, and I received a sample bottle to prepare for the event. Mount Gay Distilleries holds the distinction of being the oldest rum in the world, with documentation of rum production at the Mount Gay estate dating to February 20, […]

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