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Based on one of my favorite all time cocktails the Boulevardier, I concocted the Blackberry Bombardier as a riff on this famous classic. 1 1/2 oz Rye 3/4 oz Campari 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth 2 dashes Absinthe 1 Blackberry Muddle the blackberry, add the other ingredients, shake and double strain into a coupe or over […]

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Tales of the Cocktail kicked off today in New Orleans and the buzz on twitter has me jealous that I’m not there. While no substitute for being at totc, enjoying a Vieux Carré seemed like the appropriate way to celebrate with my cocktail brethren. Vieux Carré is the french name for the french quarter (old square) of […]

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Today we are featuring a cocktail from Josh Harris and Scott Baird of The Bon Vivants. Through The Bon Vivants Josh and Scott are cocktail ambassadors that specialize in cocktail menu and program development, custom events, brand representation and their soon to be released line of unique bitters and bar tools. Josh and Scott are also […]

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I’m excited to host the June 2011 edition of Mixology Monday. I chose niche spirits for the theme. My personal favorite niche spirit is Armagnac, France’s oldest but lesser known brandy. While Cognac focuses more on creating the perfect signature blend, Armagnac celebrates the differences between different vintages. Even from the same producer, different bottlings […]

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  This month’s Mixology Monday is hosted by Dave from the The Bar Man Cometh blog. Dave choose Flores de Mayo – Floral Cocktails as the theme. My mother was visiting for Mother’s Day and a floral cocktail was in order; this month’s theme was serendipitous indeed. In honor of my Polish mother the cocktail was named Piwonia, […]

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I received an email from Rick a reader of the blog asking if I knew any good recipes that use Pimm’s No. 1.  A Pimm’s Cup is the first thing to come to mind, however if you’re looking for more of a sophisticated cocktail then I’d recommend Jeff Hollinger’s 21 Hayes cocktail which draws inspiration […]

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