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With all the rum reviewing going on, I decided it was time to stop and take a cocktail break. I’m still on this rum kick so a cocktail made with a good rum might hit the spot. Since my last rum review was on Pusser’s Navy Rum, the obvious cocktail

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Mint is one of those flavours that has two parts, one being a slightly sweet flavour, the other being a “;cooling sensation” when you drink a cocktail made with mint. For me, the flavour is good, but the cooling effect is what makes mint based drinks special, like the Mint

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Since I acquired a bottle or Luxardo Maraschino, in New Orleans, I’ve been on a mission to make some of the key classic cocktails that I’ve been missing out on. This is partially to see what the classics tasted like and also to fill out my resume as a knowledgeable

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In the cocktail world, there are lots of trends. Right now the classic cocktail seems to be on the rise and the martini craze is slowly slipping into obscurity, thankfully. I hate when people come to the bar and ask: “What kind of martini’s do you have?” I have two,

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The class of drinks called “sours” are pretty standard. The general recipe is a spirit, lemon/lime, sugar, egg white and sometimes bitters. The Whisky Sour is a classic sour, which is probably the most commonly ordered in North America. But you can have a brandy sour, a Midori sour or

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With the James Bond flick Casino Royale having been in theaters, many cocktail enthusiasts eyes were looking for the appearance of the Vesper Martini. This cocktail is a “James Bond” original, actually an Ian Fleming original, but who cares. For the most part, it is a variation on a Martini,

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I just spent the last two Saturdays whipping up some cocktails at the LCBO and came to the realization that there are some big gaps in the knowledge people need to make a decent martini, or any cocktail for that matter. Art of Drink has always been about the dissemination

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by Caroline O’Neil Well, I just usurped Darcy’s post. It seems that the cold and flu season is now upon us. Currently, I’m taking care of two babies…one little and one big baby. Poor Fionn and Darcy are suffering their first cold of the season. I think that Fionn is

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Here is drink that produces an image of a hard-nosed cocktail that will put hair on your chest. Even the word "cocktail" doesn’t seem to go with the Rusty Nail. The drink hearkens back to the day when men were men and dogs slept in the garage. After a hard

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Now that David Wondrich has made the punch bowl popular again, with his new book Punch, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and post a few holiday punch recipes I discovered in Baltimore Sun article from 1898. Actually, I found them while looking up eggnog recipes, but since they

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