The Air Florida

January 4, 2009

As a home mixologist, sometimes I am faced with a request for a drink for which I don’t have all the ingredients on hand. The question then is whether to improvise or just make something else altogether. This was the case the other night, when my co-taster asked for an Aviation. I had to tell […]

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Magellan Gin and the Aviation

September 4, 2008

I’ve had my eye on Magellan Gin for a while. Something about that ethereal blue tinge in the nicely decorated bottle. When I saw my local store had a gift pack with an attractive, hand-painted glass, I decided to finally give it a try. Magellan is made in France from wheat. It is triple distilled […]

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If I Could Only Have 10 Bottles

August 21, 2008

Over at Kaiser Penguin, Rick has posed a challenging question: If you could only have 10 bottles of alcohol, what would they be? You have to name brands, and you must include vermouths if you want them. They are, at least, infinitely replenishable. I tried to focus on my favorite cocktails, and favorite categories of […]

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MxMo: Fruit Liqueurs — Canton Cocktail

April 14, 2008

Anna at Morsels and Musings certainly gave me something to think about when she chose Fruit Liqueurs for this month’s Mixology Monday. I tend to shy away from really sweet cocktails. Initially, I thought about using this as a good justification for picking up a bottle like creme de cassis or even chambord, but decided […]

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