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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 were in the article, I decided to share them with

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After a New Years Eve party and all the drinking and champagne, the following morning can be a little rough. Even if it was a quiet, stay at home night, you should at least bring in the new year with a drink and a toast. For both reasons, the post party and New Years day toast, champagne or sparkling wine

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Another month, another Mixology Monday. This round is all about Fizz, and is being hosted by Gabriel over at Cocktailnerd, so go check it out and see what other fizzy drinks you can can imbibe. This topic can be about anything that is fizzy which includes sparkling wine based cocktails or plain old vodka soda’s. For this edition I’m going

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Another month, another Mixology Monday. This one is being hosted by Marleigh at Sloshed! As usual I waited until the last minute before writing, and as I write this I haven’t even decided what I’m going to write about! Obviously the topic is brandy, so that helps to narrow it down. The first thing that comes to mind is the

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An opportunity to present drink history to the bar community in New Orleans always inspires my creativity. With so many great bartenders and mixologists churning out great cocktails, my efforts are less public than they once were. I’ve eschewed the shotgun approach for the more refined sniper tactics. The Wet Grave is one of those bullseye cocktails that combines everything

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On any given day, if I were offered a properly made Ramos Gin Fizz I would never turn it down. This is a drink with a long history, dating back to 1888 and a unique taste and consistency that is hard to find in almost any other drink. The trick to the Ramos Gin Fizz is creating a stable foam,

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When you think about the Caribbean, you envision warm beaches, cool breezes and rum. With its increased popularity around the world, rum drinks are being exported from the tropics, and just not the pina colada. There are a number of great rum based drinks, including the Mojito, Rum Punch and the Pain Killer. The Goombay Smash is a lesser know

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The problem with cocktails, like the Aviation, is that they require ingredients that maybe hard to find, well at least if they are to be done properly. Of course when I make a cocktail, I want it done properly, so I am constantly on the look out for ingredients that are not in my inventory. When I travel to different

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As bartenders and mixologists toil away behind their bars, they occasionally create inspiring cocktails that they want to share with the masses. After creation, the first thing that needs to be done is to provide the mixture with an etymological designation (i.e. give it a name). If the drink is truly unique, then picking a name is a trivial matter.

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When a girl doesn’t know what to order at a bar she will generally default to a handful of drink choices, one of them being the Sex on the Beach. Lately I’ve been feeling the same way about writing, so I’m defaulting to a default cocktail. This is a simple, but effective, cocktail that seems to please the sugar junky

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