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A Mint Julep is Meant to be a Diversion

May 16, 2019

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Being that is was May he located the silver cup he used every summer. He patiently rubbed the precious metal to reveal the mirror beneath and then put the cloth and polish away for next year. As the days of summer stretched on the cup would patina with each filling.

Strong green mint grows from the same earth that fosters . . .

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The Old-Fashioned Way of Doing Something is Sometimes Still the Best Way

January 14, 2019

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Water sputtered out of the tap as he turned the knobs to full blast. He couldn't remember the last time he actually drew a bath for himself. While the water ran he went to make a drink in the kitchen. A tub cocktail would surely help during the soak.

He looked funny standing in the kitchen; bare-chested with a stiff . . .

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Time Is The Most Overlooked Cocktail Ingredient

Carbro from 3 Bottle Bar

July 19, 2018

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These days we stop for nothing. Go-go-go. The emails never stop. Twitter never stops. Instagram never stops. The subway runs 24/7. I can grab a Slurpee at any time ever. What do you stop for?

I like to stop for the cocktail.

The ritual and the rite of making a drink can almost stop time dead in its tracks because . . .

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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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I Mint to Post this Julep Recipe Yesterday

...but enough horsing around

May 06, 2018

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In order to avoid the mad dash to post about juleps yesterday I decided to hold back. It was also a day that comes around every couple of years when Cinco de Mayo falls on Derby Day. Cinco de Mayo of course being a celebration of the day Mexico beat France at the Battle of Puebla (1862) and The Kentucky Derby is the first . . .

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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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Can You Make My Manhattan Better Please?

The Queen of Cocktails

December 03, 2017

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The origins of this drink are hazy as most cocktail history is. Some say Winston Churchill's mom had it made for her or that it was named for the color of sewer water in the Borough of New York that shares its name. I have even heard that the area code of Manhattan being 2-1-2 is the perfect ratio of the drink but I . . .

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