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Santa’s Whiskers

December 13, 2011
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All the wonderful, classic Holiday cocktails and I have to post my own. The nerve! I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that I should be devoting this space to the Zig Zag Hot Buttered Rum or – well really, I don’t know that there’s anything else that needs to go on that list. Still, […]

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Daiquiri #2

May 20, 2010
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Daiquiri #2 2 oz Gold Rum .75 oz Lime Juice 3 Dashes Curacao 1 tsp Orange Juice 1 tsp Sugar Shake with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. The Daiquiri may be THE sacred cow of rum mixology.  It is the drink that a rum connoisseur insists be made correctly without any […]

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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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Mai Tai

December 14, 2009
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Iconic rum drinks are numerous.  From the daiquiri to the mojito to the omnipresent “Rum & Coke” (or Cuba Libre if you’re going to do it properly), they’re everywhere.  In 1944 one of the most iconic rum cocktails of all, perhaps only dwarfed by the daiquiri, was introduced by Victor “Trader Vic” Bergeron.  The flagship […]

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El Presidente

October 12, 2009
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The El Presidente is a Cuban-born cocktail from the Dark Days of American tippling – Prohibition.  The history of the cocktail is somewhat hazy, with several different bartenders credited with creating it in honor one or more Cuban presidents in various different bars. The drink has often been lamented as a lost treasure from the […]

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