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Second only to the Martini, the Manhattan is one of the most iconic classic cocktails and one of my personal favorites. It’s a sophisticated cocktail named after the city of all cities and has been traced back to circa 1870. The exact history is often debated so I’ll let you read up on that yourself […]

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Brandied cherries are one of those small simple things that make a big impact. I’ve never been satisfied with high fructose corn syrup-laden maraschino cherries that you can buy at supermarkets to garnish and muddle into my drinks. Brandied cherries, not only look classier over their neon red counterparts, but also taste a lot better. […]

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Welcome to Adventures in Cocktails! I originally started my wordpress.com hosted blog as an experiment, but as I found blogging about cocktails more and more compelling I’ve decided to do a more custom install of wordpress on my own servers with my own domain name. So I bring you the newly revamped blog aptly named […]

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I spend every New Years in snowy Lake Tahoe renting a big house with all my closet friends. My good friend Peter Molettiere brought a bottle of Leopold Bros. Georgia Peach Whiskey, which we found to taste delicious and have a sweet malty/syrupy feel. Peter and I set on a mission to create a well […]

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I’ve become a fan of Amari (plural of Amaro), having had several cocktails containing them I’ve grown fond of the herbal complexity they add to a drink. Amaro simply means bitter in Italian, and Amari are basically Italian bitter liqueurs, and there is quite a range of them all with their own complexities: Ramazzotti, Nonino, […]

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