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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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I made some thyme infused simple syrup following the recipe from the Art of the Bar book, so I adapted and invented some libations to give it a test drive. B Restaurant and Bar with locations in Oakland and San Francisco has a delicious drink on their menu called Jones’ Grimace, it’s a blend of […]

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Today was a great day for cocktails, went to the container store and bought some nice sealable glass containers for my homemade syrups. I then went to Cask on third street in San Francisco and picked up some Fee Brothers bitters (old fashioned bitters, west indies orange bitters and peach bitters) along with an outstanding […]

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