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The Cocktail Doodle Podcast

Episode 2: The Martini

November 30, 2018

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Here is Episode 2 of the Cocktail Doodle Podcast:

The original post can be found here if you like to follow along with the text.

You can listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Google Play, Android, Spotify, and (hopefully soon) on iTunes.

I ordered a much better microphone today and a decent pair of . . .

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Announcing: The Cocktail Doodle Podcast

November 28, 2018

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A few weeks ago a buddy of mine mentioned that he always had to remember to go back and read my Instagram posts after scrolling through his feed. That got me thinking about how people absorb the content I create.

I decided to make a podcast. When I started (yesterday) I knew nothing about podcasting. With a bunch of . . .

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The Drink Arrived in a Chilled Glass with a Lemon Peel and a Smile

November 28, 2018

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He looked over the bottles behind the bar. They had multiplied since he stocked them last, but that was a long time ago. He was a patron now and the last drink of the night was always tricky. Through experience, he had learned what worked for him and what did not. As much as he enjoyed a whiskey before bed it never helped him come . . .

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A Hot Toddy Tastes Better While Wearing a Pair of Sweatpants

November 27, 2018

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A long time ago he made a personal rule not to have a toddy unless there was an inch of snow on the ground. He, of course, made exceptions for a sore throat regardless of the forecast. A few more minutes of accumulation and he would be in the clear.

He placed a kettle on the stove and turned the fire on. While that got all . . .

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It Was a Perfect Drink for a Rainy Night in the Quarter

November 26, 2018

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The old gas lamps reflected off the shiny brick streets due to the on and off rain. It always rained around this time of the year down here he thought. His leather soles echoed down the narrow streets in rhythmic staccato slaps. He had undertaken the futile task of tracking down the umbrella he started the night with but currently . . .

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To a Martini Drinker, Every Ingredient is Suspect

November 04, 2018

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Throughout the years the methods had come and gone. Different bottles. Full to empty. He steadily searched for perfection. Each part of the drink had been examined with the strictest scrutiny. It was his favorite ritual.

The pieces of ice made his fingers look magnified as he held them. A swift smack with the back of a . . .

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The Crushed Ice was Fun to Pulverize Between his Teeth

October 26, 2018

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Leather soled wingtips were a bad choice for this graveled back patio. When he blindly agreed to dinner and drinks with an old friend he wasn't sure what to expect. On entering the place it felt more like a garage than a bar. His quick look over the counter didn't give him much hope of what was to come. His buddy went to . . .

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