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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Quick Tip #5: Party Cocktail Rules

Labor Day is over and summer is drawing to a close.  That means that the real party season is about to start cranking.  From Halloween (my favorite) to New Year’s Eve, there will be a hundred opportunities to throw parties featuring extravagant, indulgent cocktails too heavy for summer drinking.  Although these…

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So Vodka… Here’s The Thing…

The trend over the last few years in the cocktail elite is to abhor vodka and revile the artificially flavored kool-aid type vodkas.  I understand this position…mostly.  Unfortunately for the cocktail gods, people buy a lot of vodka, drink a lot of vodka, and support a huge vodka industry.   Look at…

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