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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Is cheap booze bad booze?

In an age of overpriced vodkas and huge strides in marketing, prices seem distorted and inflated.  Maybe things have always been this way.  I by no means claim to be an expert, but I wonder how much of the price we pay for “premium” liquor is just in the name…

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Shaken Not Stirred

James freaking Bond; he said it, and we all live by it. My whole concept of what’s cool comes from Bond, The Godfather and a bunch of other pop-culture influences.  The questions should be asked: “Shaken or Stirred?”, “Is there a difference?”, “Was Bond just being a weirdo?” and “Do we…

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