The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier

June 26, 2020

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The Martinez

The Martinez

June 19, 2020

This little known cocktail has been making Gin lovers happy since well over a 100 years. Thought to be introduced about 20 years after the Civil War in the beautiful state of California, the Martinez is a niche beverage that combines some of the flavors

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Jersey Cocktail

June 04, 2020

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The Negroni

The Negroni

January 13, 2020

The Negroni is said to have originated in Italy, sometime in the early 1900s and as all good things, invented out of necessity. A local Italian bartender decided he needed to "strengthen" his Americano cocktail (not the coffee drink). 

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The Manhattan

The Manhattan

December 31, 2019

The Manhattan is one of the great cocktails of all time. The story goes that it originated, in New York City back in the 1870s as part of a social event, the term "Manhattan" stuck as part location, part social status.

Traditionally made with rye whiskey (although bourbon OK), this great cocktail is simple to make and even for non-whiskey drinkers, can be a real treat.  When I sip on on one, I feel like I should be in a tweed jacket, a scarf, or maybe slowly puffing on a cigar...it has that kind of effect.

The Manhattan

 

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The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned

December 27, 2019

The Old Fashioned is one of those cocktails that dates back well over 100 years...pre-prohibition. I would guess that this great cocktail helped get the law that enacted Prohibition passed. It is THAT GOOD.

Traditionally made with either bourbon or rye whiskey, this cocktail is all about how you make it and hopefully a commitment to the highest quality ingredients. 

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Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

December 23, 2019

I had made the Whiskey Sours only a few times and always loved them but felt that they were a little too much work honestly. I had remembered that I needed a bunch of egg yolks for something (probably a carbonara) and kept the whites frozen for future use like a good lad. So with a little foresight, I grabbed the whites earlier in the day and let them come back to life. I shook, I stirred, I tossed. I made a perfect looking and even better tasting, Whiskey Sour.

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