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On December 5th 1933, the 18th amendment was repealed ending prohibition in America, a high-light among sad days in a desperate nation gripped by economic woes.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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DRINK in Boston

So I had a chance to spend a night out in Boston with my uncle Billy after some tough family business.  My first inclination was to go to the Boston Shaker and go shopping for fun bar tools, alas I could not get there before they closed.  Not to be disheartened…

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Big Apple

As an apple brandy addict I am always  looking for a way to use apple brandy or calvados.  I also like whiskey and just about anything you might set in front of me but I like to emphasize drinking well and few classic cocktails emphasize drinking well like a Manhattan.  A well made Manhattan…

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An American Trilogy

Christian at Craft and Commerce made me my first American Trilogy, and my second.  I love this drink.  Rye and apple brandy in an Old Fashioned-style drink?  Yes, I will have another. This is one of those simple drinks where technique and attention to detail are the key. A little…

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The Cat-Hatten

Dubonnet, a spicy fortified wine with the bitter tang of quinine, is a great choice to replace vermouth if you want to shake up a traditional cocktail. This drink substitutes the traditional vermouth in the Manhatten with Dubonnet Rouge, and is called the Dubonnet Manhattan or, as I prefer, The…

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New Year New Drink

So I haven’t posted in some time. I haven’t forgot. I have been learning. Changing my understanding of the way cocktails work. As well as the way they are viewed and applied in our lives. I hope that as I learn I can inform and entertain. Anyway, new cocktail: The…

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