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What is a Classic Cocktail?

May 23, 2018

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A classic cocktail should be familiar like a pair of Chucks, brown loafers, or an always shined pair of black dress shoes. These are without a doubt staples that every guy should have in their closet. A modern cocktail, on the other hand, may or may not stand the test of time like the previously mentioned enduring footwear. I'll . . .

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The Easy to Make and Hard to Forget Arrigo Park

The original cocktail of Logan Square

April 30, 2018

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This drink is not mine. A good friend and one of the owners of the Whistler, Billy Helmkamp, came up with this smooth sipping winner about ten years ago. I mentioned him last week on the blog when I was talking about bars that keep their sidewalks clean. Billy has been at it for a long time in the Windy City. If you get . . .

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What It's Like to Have Your Face in Every Walmart in the Country

Pretty freaking awesome

March 22, 2018

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About two years ago I got a Twitter mention from a stranger:

@LukeAndrews I would love to chat with you about a line of bar mixers my company is launching that we are interested in featuring you on

I had recently quit my job as the beverage director of a hip cocktail bar in Chicago. I also said "I . . .

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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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