Absinthe Cookies

Nothing makes this boy happier than fresh homemade cookies, but true love came this week in the form of absinthe cookies from my talented cohort Ish.   These cookies are awesome!  A subtle anise cookie reminiscent of a fluffy little scone with a potent Absinthe glaze.   These cookies were also very…

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The Cherry Reviver

So I wanted to make a Corpse Reviver #2, but had run out of Lilet Blanc.   Inspired by other variations, I swapped the Lilet for Maraska Maraschino Cherry Liqueur and added a squeeze of blood orange for a nice pink color.  One guest recommended I call this “The Panty Dropper” – although…

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Cocktail Dogfight

I love a good Greyhound or a Salty Dog, but I find that even this simple drink is pretty repulsive at most bars.  The juice dispensers or little tin cans of grapefruit juice so common at most establishments give an awful, processed or tinny flavor.   Many bars (even those serving “premium”…

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The Black and Bleu Martini

James Bond would be proud to drink this half vodka martini. My friends who,  like 007, are not so sure about liking gin yet might be more comfortable toning down the gin with vodka.  Additionally, I seem to be a sucker for Blavod.   (get it? sucker? is this thing on?) The…

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Hey, that smells kinda like Vietnamese food.

Almost a daisy, defiantly a gin drink.  Inspired by Vietnamese food, this cocktail has the refreshing combination of fresh mint, lime and cilantro, with the throat burn of  jalapeño.   Clean, crisp, and ice-cold, this drink has the appeal of those cucumber-tinis but with a distinctly different experience of flavor and aroma.  The smell is supposed to evoke the…

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Doldrum File

So here I sit, down to one laptop in the house (not a good one) and everyone racked out with the flu.   My drinking adventures have slowed to a trickle.  I think fondly back to last summer when I visited our nation’s capital.  While in DC I stopped in for…

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F-ing Car Bombs!!

So we went out Saturday night for a friend’s birthday.  Drunken craziness followed.  Drinking on a bus, followed by drinking in a bar and on and on.  Irish Car Bombs soon made their appearance on the bar.  For years I have been saying: “When you get to the point in…

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Quick Tip #2 – Champagne

Ever open a bottle of cheap champagne?  I don’t come from a people that like sweet champagne (there will be no sugar cube in my spumante).  Actually, here will be no asti spumante at all – not my bag, baby. Anyway back on track… “quick” tip, remember?  So…you bought some cheap…

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