Black Tot Day

July 31, 2008

Attention! It was on this day in 1970 that the British Royal Navy discontinued the centuries old tradition of providing a daily rum ration, or “tot,” to its sailors. In rememberance of Black Tot Day, let us all raise a glass of grog: Grog 2 ounces water 1 ounce Jamaican rum (Pusser’s) 1/2 ounce lime […]

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MxMo: Rum — Nassau Cocktail

May 11, 2008

Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men… My post for last month’s MxMo was a bit short. I realized I could expand on it for this month’s theme, Rum, hosted by Trader Tiki. I had actually tried the Canton with several different rums, and was going to report on why I thought an […]

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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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MxMo: Limit One — Mahjongg Cocktail

March 16, 2008

Upon reading the theme for this Mixology Monday, I drew a blank. The only recipe I know well that fit the bill was the Mai Tai, which I really love to make. But it seems like MxMo should be an encouragement to try something new, and I certainly didn’t want to fall into the newbie […]

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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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