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He Put the Bottle Back in the Freezer Out of Habit

May 13, 2019

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With an awful screeching noise, he taped up the last box and looked around the now barren apartment. Over the previous day, it transformed from homey, comfortable, and customized back to the sterile "mdrn 1b/1b w/ vus grt location" he moved into a few years ago. It did have a great view. He would miss that.

The . . .

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He Took a Long Sip of the Glowing Drink and Let the Calming Concoction Flow Through Him

January 28, 2019

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The paper struck the door like it did every morning and he slipped his loafers on to go fetch it. After a quick glance, he set the news down on the counter. He dropped two pieces of bread into the toaster and then went to turn the shower on.

The fancy striped pajamas he was wearing made him feel slightly dressed up and he . . .

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The Drink was Bittersweet by Design

September 18, 2018

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The ride to the airport was easy and the surly TSA agent didn't say anything about his mismatched socks or the fact that he had no carry-on bag or luggage. His last-minute ticket made the buzzer go off when it went through the scanner. He realized it was the return ticket that would be used to fly back in a few hours.

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It Was Spicy, Thick, and Rejuvenating

August 17, 2018

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As his eyes opened and the sunlight cut through his retinas he felt around to make sure he was alone. It had to have been the second bottle of Champagne. It always was.

He shuffled to the kitchen one naked foot and one socked foot in front of the other. His counter needed a chalk outline around the General Tso's he . . .

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You Have Never Had a Cosmopolitan This Good

Better than Sex...and the city

January 19, 2018

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This next drink for whatever reason gets bartenders in more of a tizzy than the Mojito. If you can learn how to balance a Cosmopolitan you can make anything. Another hazy history drink and I would rather not toss my hat in the ring on where it came from or from whose hands crafted it first but I will tell you this: when . . .

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Stop Making A Bad Bloody Mary and Do It This Way

Kingsley Amis Method

January 13, 2018

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The Bloody Mary only works when you make it in quantity and not at all when making one at a time. Luckily it is basically the base for a gazpacho and will keep in the fridge thanks to the booze for a bit. Kingsley Amis wrote down the best recipe I have ever tasted. It sounds like it will be bland but I promise you it is . . .

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Why Vodka is the Utility Player of the Bar

Clearly Important

November 02, 2016

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Vodka

You’d be surprised how much there is to a well made vodka. By definition it is a neutral spirit made from anything that can be fermented and distilled. The goal is to be tasteless, odorless, clear, and pure. Then the spirit is cut with water before bottling down to a reasonable drinking percentage. We do not . . .

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