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A Short and Sweet Recipe: The Bee's Knees

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January 22, 2018

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While we still have bees making honey you should try out a Bees Knees...and it is exactly that. A pretty simple variation on a gin sour style drink. There is a warmness and body added by the use of honey as a sweetener. Warning: Pediatricians recommend not serving honey to infants under a year old because it may contain . . .

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Stop Lighting Oranges on Fire and Just Enjoy the Damn Negroni

Also the Americano is pretty tasty too...

January 17, 2018

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While we are stirring drinks with Campari it would be heresy to not mention the Negroni. According to the books it was invented around 1919 at a cafe in Florence Italy by a guy named Count Negroni. Why we don't drink at cafes anymore baffles me. He wanted his Americano (recipe to follow) to be just a touch stronger and . . .

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How the Aviation Got Lift in the First Place

Bring on the Purple Stuff!

January 16, 2018

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The Aviation is an oldie that took flight again around the cocktail boom of the early 2000’s. Hugo Ensslin gets the credit for the creation of the drink. He was the lead barman at the Wallick Hotel located on the Southeast corner of Broadway and 43rd in Manhattan. It was originally the Cadillac Hotel but changed to the . . .

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A Martini a Day Keeps Things Interesting

King of Cocktails

January 07, 2018

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The Martini is the quintessential cocktail and my personal favorite. It is so well known in fact that the glass vessel that contains one was even taken over by the name. Now anything that goes into a straight sided cocktail glass is a SOMETHING-tini. I say to drink whatever you like but if I am ordering a “tini” it will be . . .

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The White Lady Will Make You Fall in Love With Gin

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October 16, 2017

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If you substitute Gin for Cognac in a sidecar and leave the sugar rim off and you have a White Lady. Sometimes referred to as a gin sidecar it is a fantastic drink to start off your night. I like to make this drink on the smaller side and drink it fast. This drink for whatever reason has always been a favorite of mine. I . . .

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What You Need To Know About Gin

...It Will Make You Sin

March 02, 2016

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Gin

A neutral spirit flavored with juniper and other “botanicals” like coriander, orris root, cassia bark, and marketing. Speaking of, my first true love was the emerald bottle of Tanqueray that sits in every bar. (ProTip: If your spirit of choice is in every bar...you can always get your drink at any location…) . . .

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