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Milk Punch

March 22, 2010
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It’s Mixology Monday and once again we’re coming in at the last possible second to get another great rum cocktail turned in on time.  It’s not that I don’t plan ahead.  I honestly do.  It’s more that planning does not equal doing.  As the saying goes, the path to the bar is paved with good […]

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Twelve Mile Limit

February 1, 2010
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One of the curses of being a cocktail geek is that like any other obsessed person, you start to collect more and more literature on the subject and start seeking out more of the new. Eventually you end up with bookshelves lined with cocktail books and books on spirits (for some reason I have a lot of books whose titles start or end with “Rum”).

One of the fun things about this “curse” is that “hitting the books” often also means getting your shaker, jiggers, and obsessively collected glassware out and trying all sorts of drinks.

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Negrita Grog

January 25, 2010
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Mixology Monday strikes again, and this time I’m completely unprepared. I’m not sure how that’s any different from any of the other MxMo’s, but usually my sloth has much more to do with my tardiness than my utter lack of memory that it was even happening.

At Cocktail Virgin Slut, Fred spends his time trying out wonderful cocktails and then writing about them. It’s a passion so few people seem to have these days. Fred graciously asked to host MxMo this month, and his theme, tea, left me a bit in the rough…

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Egg Nogg

December 8, 2009
Egg Nogg

Egg Nogg, or Egg Nog, or Eggnog – however you spell it, it’s synonymous with the holidays.  A drink older than the term “cocktail” that many associate with it, its origins lie somewhere in the 18th Century with popular “flips” or drinks made with spirits and eggs, often served hot, but not necessarily so. Much […]

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