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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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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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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