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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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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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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Communist Cocktail

August 26, 2009

I was paging through Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails when I hit The Communist. The Communist 1 ounce London dry gin 1 ounce orange juice 0.75 ounce lemon juice 0.5 ounce cherry brandy (Cherry Heering) Shake until as sold as Mother Russia, double strain into a very proletarian cocktail glass. With fresh fruit juices and […]

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Make Your Own Grenadine

August 25, 2009

It took a long time for me to warm up to grenadine as a cocktail ingredient, after a childhood chock full of bright red Rose’s Grenadine Shirley Temples. But now I know how many great cocktails include grenadine. A couple of personal favorites are the El Presidente and the Blinker. And now that I know […]

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Martin Miller’s Gin

June 17, 2009

A lot of high end liquors try to sell you with a story. Martin Miller’s Gin has quite a doozy – after distillation, the raw spirit is shipped from England to Iceland to be combined with water to bring it to proof. I can tell you after receiving a sample bottle, and having enjoyed it […]

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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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San Martín Cocktail

March 25, 2009

I’m eagerly looking forward to this week’s Thursday Drink Night. Our sponsor is Beefeater Gin. I’m expecting there will be a lot of fun and interesting drinks invented based on this London dry gin, which is one of my favorites because it brings high quality at an affordable price. To get into the spirit, I […]

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The Campari Dolce

February 27, 2009

Has this ever happened to you? You invent a new drink, and you think it’s the greatest thing ever. You sweat over a good name, you brag about it to all your friends. And then you forget about it. You remember a few months later, and try it again, and cannot imagine what lead you […]

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MxMo XXXVI: Hard Drinks for Hard Times — The French 75

February 16, 2009

It’s Mixology Monday again, and this month’s host is the inimitable Matthew Rowley. This month’s theme is mighty timely: Hard Drinks for Hard Times. Our task this month is to: [M]ix, consume, and write about an alcoholic drink you’ve made that resonates with the current economic turndown and explain how it addresses the theme. One […]

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