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It's Amazing What You Can Make With These Three Bottles

The home bar trifecta

July 18, 2018

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To cut to the chase, I am talking about making the bedrock of your home bar a bases-loaded collection of gin, whiskey and white wine.

I recently picked up a little book called 3 Bottle Bar by H.i. Williams after it was mentioned in Everyday Drinking by Kingsley Amis, one of my favorite books on our favorite subject. (I . . .

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

July 17, 2018

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Now more than ever we should be paying attention to the things we put in our bodies. There are differences in the quality and legitimacy of the many products on the shelf today. With so many fly-by-night bottles littering the bars and liquor stores you have to be careful who you trust to point you in the right direction.

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Find A Bartender Who Knows How To Fit You

Don't order off the rack. Get measured!

July 16, 2018

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The bartender and the tailor are both noble trades. They have tons in common and much that they could teach each other.

For those of you who can't find clothes that fit right, get a tailor! A tailor is a person whose occupation is making fitted clothes such as suits, pants, and jackets to fit individual customers.

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A Weak Drink Can Make You Stronger

July 09, 2018

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There used to be a time when I could drink more than I could today. Now if I have a drop too much I am in for a world of hurt the next day. It may not even be apparent when I go to bed. No slurring or common actions of inebriation.

One thing I have begun to enjoy are weak drinks. I am not talking about the . . .

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Playlist: Summer Shade 2018

and a few choice records

July 06, 2018

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I put all the tracks I have been listening to this summer on a Spotify playlist to try and keep everyone in the shade. Playlist Here.

Works great running through it all at once (or shufflin'). When the tracks get old I like using it as the starter to create a radio station that can play all day with new stuff.

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Overlooked Cocktail Books You Need To Read

They are some of my favorites

June 07, 2018

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Cocktail books are a dime a dozen these days. Every big name bar seems to be releasing their own tome. When the The PDT Cocktail Book came out in 2011 it quickly and sadly became the Bible of bartenders everywhere. I say sadly because everyone took the recipes as gospel when they should have been used as guidelines. That book set so . . .

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Don't Forget About the Gimlet Like I did

Shaken or Stirred

June 05, 2018

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I use my blog as a personal Rolodex and journal for cocktails. I am constantly looking up things I have written to double check myself. It is easier than carrying a book around. I have also tweaked recipes after doing this for so long to dial them in exactly how I like them. The days of the "two-three . . .

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