The Upper East Sider

After watching several Jamie Boudreaux videos on “molecular mixology,” I found myself a bit torn.  The techniques are fantastic, but I am a purist.  The classics are my bread and butter.  I often reject cocktails that push the envelope too far afield from the simple majesty of the unadulterated classics….

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San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale

Come see me at the San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale I will be selling bourbon cakes.  Warning these cakes are made with boubon, lots of bourbon.  Would you expect anything less?  You really don’t want to miss these. Another Round? Autumn at Kous Kous Re-Visited Hey, that smells kinda like Vietnamese food Wolves…

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Happy Repeal Day

On December 5th 1933, the 18th amendment was repealed ending prohibition in America, a high-light among sad days in a desperate nation gripped by economic woes.  Some would say that there are similarities between the Great Depression to our dismal economy today.  Maybe our pending leap off of the “fiscal cliff” or our half a decade…

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Muddling in the Heat: 2012 Update

So you take a sip,  sweet, cool and refreshing; you close your eyes in delight as your throat beings to burn.  When I was a kid, some nut-job yogi friend of my mom gave me some of his cayenne lemonade.  It was some sort of alleged health tonic with all sorts of healing properties.  Funny little…

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A Punch, a Thing of Beauty Be!

Come ye back from the sea my friend,  lest the scurvy becomes your end. Drink punch with lime, and a ration of rum.  A brimming bowl, like a bucket of chum, It will blithe your spirit and cure your ill, once you have bellied up and drunk your fill! -Boyd Rinksworld  The punch in…

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The Cuba Libre With a Twist

If you search the web for cocktail creation videos you will find an endless list.  Most of these are terrible.  Some of them are so bad that they are hilarious.  I really like watching these cocktail videos when learning how to make drinks.  Unfortunatly many of them can be a…

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The Sipping Seder

I don’t want to scare you.  This may seem a little off topic at first but this is a little bit life and a little bit drinking. I recently came into direct contact with my Judaism for the first time in a long time.  I have never been very invested…

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Shaking the Dust from the Dead

Today is National Absinthe Day and is as good a day as any to enjoy an absinthe cocktail.  Also, as my friend Eva says, “Halloween is Coming,” so as a gentle nod to my two favorite holidays, here is a classic absinthe cocktail designed to wake the dead. Sometimes when you are…

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