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Why The Sidecar is My Second Favorite Cocktail

Shotgun!

January 28, 2018

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This may be my second favorite cocktail but I do not think I have ever admitted that to anyone except my best drinking friend Eric Farrell. We had stayed up all night after Saturday's bar service and went for breakfast and I enjoyed this very cocktail at nine in the morning on a Sunday (sugar rim and all) garnished . . .

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You Are Missing Out On The Gold Rush

Like it's 1849

January 25, 2018

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If you master the whiskey sour but your guest wants something with a little more flavor toss in some honey and make it the same way. This is technically a modern classic as it only shows up in recent cocktail history and T.J. Siegal of Milk and Honey of New York (currently closed) gets the credits. I have not checked his . . .

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The Pisco Sour and How to Make Other Egg White Drinks Better

Eggs are for texture not foam!

January 24, 2018

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The Pisco Sour is one of those drinks that can make a bartender cringe. The drink, aside from regular ingredients, involves cracking an egg and the ol’ dry shake. These techniques alone quickly put it into the “fancy” drink section of a menu.

Now, let me tell you how to improve your methods for a tasty egg white . . .

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A Short and Sweet Recipe: The Bee's Knees

Buzzzzzz

January 22, 2018

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While we still have bees making honey you should try out a Bees Knees...and it is exactly that. A pretty simple variation on a gin sour style drink. There is a warmness and body added by the use of honey as a sweetener. Warning: Pediatricians recommend not serving honey to infants under a year old because it may contain . . .

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You Have Never Had a Cosmopolitan This Good

Better than Sex...and the city

January 19, 2018

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This next drink for whatever reason gets bartenders in more of a tizzy than the Mojito. If you can learn how to balance a Cosmopolitan you can make anything. Another hazy history drink and I would rather not toss my hat in the ring on where it came from or from whose hands crafted it first but I will tell you this: when . . .

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If you Aren't Drinking This in the Summer You are Missing Out

The Lido Deck

January 18, 2018

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A weird summer slammer original of mine. First seen the Whistler in Chicago. The patio go-ers loved these kind of drinks. Slightly funky, full of booze, and salty. Margarita knockoff

Lido Deck-

In a cobbler shaker:
30 ml Combier
20 ml Batavia Arrack
15 ml Yellow Chartreuse
15 ml Lime . . .

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Stop Lighting Oranges on Fire and Just Enjoy the Damn Negroni

Also the Americano is pretty tasty too...

January 17, 2018

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While we are stirring drinks with Campari it would be heresy to not mention the Negroni. According to the books it was invented around 1919 at a cafe in Florence Italy by a guy named Count Negroni. Why we don't drink at cafes anymore baffles me. He wanted his Americano (recipe to follow) to be just a touch stronger and . . .

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