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Having the usual?

March 30, 2019

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Bars are funny places he thought to himself as he strolled into one of his favorites. It was busier and louder than he liked, but that wouldn't dissuade him from a drink. He preferred a calm bar, and this one generally was, but he was earlier than usual.

A couple was paying at the end of the bar, and he knew the . . .

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She Made More Martinis in a Month Than He Could Drink in a Year

February 15, 2019

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In red neon cursive "BAR" glowed in the afternoon shade. Before pushing the door open, he respectfully unrolled the sleeves of the striped blue Oxford down to his wrists concealing the faded lines inked into his skin. The humidity outside permitted a less formal approach, but the small brass sign on the door clearly . . .

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A Martini is Like a Naked Woman

January 25, 2019

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The bartender didn't seem bothered by his request for a spoonful of absinthe in his martini. Normally he took a martini as any sensible person would: gin with a touch of vermouth and a squeeze of lemon oil to garnish. Today, however, he was in the mood for something slightly different.

To anyone looking at his drink . . .

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The Moment it Enters the Glass it Begins to Die

January 18, 2019

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The time had come. It was do or die. If he dawdled it would all be a waste. The pearlescent liquid winked at him in the bottom of the straight sided crystal glass. "Goodbye."

No longer flirting with freezing temperatures the drink had grown-up. Mellowed. Aged. He remembered only ten minutes ago when it was fierce . . .

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Cocktail Hour

6:30 sharp...or YOU have to make the drinks!

December 11, 2018

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For the last few months, my wife and I have been enjoying a cocktail hour at home. This is a daily thing unless we happen to be out for some reason. It is in both of our calendars and whoever is late has to make the drinks...which are martinis more often than not.

Why Cocktail Hour?

We are both pretty intense in . . .

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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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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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