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Mojito

June 22, 2012
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When the air gets a bit too warm and the beaches beckon, there are a few things that come to mind that must be had immediately. Loose-fitting clothes or tight bathing suits must be matched with sunscreen and some body of water. Friends must be gathered and all must enjoy some sort of cool, refreshing […]

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Hemingway Daiquiri

May 26, 2010
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Hemingway Daiquiri 2 oz White Rum .75 oz Lime Juice 1 tsp Maraschino 1 tsp Grapefruit Juice 1 tsp Sugar or .5 oz Simple Syrup Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Serve frappe. (Download) Daiquiris, Daiquiris everywhere and oh so many to drink.  These days there are more Daiquiri “variations” than […]

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Daiquiri

May 17, 2010
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Daiquiri 2 oz Rum .75 oz Lime Juice 1 tsp Sugar or .5 oz Simple Syrup Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. In the world of rum there are iconic drinks and then there are ICONIC drinks.  While most people may not be familiar with the Palmetto or the Twelve […]

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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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Rum 101: Rum In The USA

June 30, 2009

When most people think of spirits in the United States, they think of Rye, Bourbon, or Tennessee Sour Mash – the Holy Trinity of American Whiskey.  What they don’t realize is that another spirit has defined the US – and pretty much the entirety of the Western Hemisphere – almost since Europeans first set foot […]

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