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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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No Questions Asked: Add the Tom Collins to your Repertoire

and don't forget the Gin Buck

March 27, 2018

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With Baseball season right around the corner pull out a collins glass and let's run through the best day game companion save for light beer and sunflower seeds. This long drink at its simplest is gin with sparkling lemonade. Of course, the Old Tom Collins should be made with Old Tom gin but I assure you that a standard London . . .

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You Need to Know About These Two Margaritas

Two for One Margs!

March 16, 2018

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I have gone back and forth for years and years on the Margarita recipe I stand by. There are great ones out there all across the sweetness spectrum. Some call for lemon and lime. Some just call for one or the other. There are even some modern ones calling for Yellow Chartreuse. The thing with Margaritas is I am never . . .

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How I Make the French 75

FYI: I drink it over ice

February 10, 2018

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When I think brunch I think of course about le Canon de 75 modèle 1897. Don't you? I also think about how long the line is going to be over at Lula Cafe on a Saturday morning. After mulling it over and deciding to stay home I make sure have eggs, bacon, and a bottle of bubbles in the fridge. I put on my favorite French . . .

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Why I use Multiple Rums in The Exotic Mai Tai

Living Bottles!

February 09, 2018

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I couldn't take the Chicago cold so I booked a flight down to Florida for the weekend and I thought this was the best drink the represent my feelings!

The king of rum drinks and my personal favorite of the Tiki universe is the Mai Tai. It should be everyone's favorite rum drink! Have a few and everything . . .

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Gin Rickey: The Easiest Gin Drink To Make

I'm Home!!!!

February 09, 2018

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If you don't have the patience to make a Tom Collins try it's much drier sibling. The classic Japanese jinrickusha (or rickshaw as we know it today) is about as easy as it gets to make at home. Little gin, little lime, a little fizz. One of my favorites for a hot day or for cooking in the kitchen. Different gins . . .

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Here is How Divorce Papers Can Be a Good Thing

To Share

February 07, 2018

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Oh yeah...this drink. One from my personal collection. It took Logan Square by storm a few summers ago the Whiz when I was running the show there.

The ladies loved it. The guys loved it. The bank loved it. The staff hated it. This drink is messy. It dirties up your entire bar. Measuring Coco Lopez in a jigger is . . .

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