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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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The first Armagnac cocktail I ever tried was at Heaven’s Dog in San Francisco, CA. Heaven’s Dog bar manager Erik Adkins (who happens to be on of my favorite bartenders) had placed an unassuming cocktail on the menu called the Bittered Sling. First, a little bit of cocktail history: a sling predates the cocktail and […]

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The classic Sidecar is a versatile drink that never fails to please. Cognac, lemon and Cointreau in a proportion that can be used to make countless other drinks. Swap the cognac for tequila, lemon for lime and you’ve got a margarita. You’d be surprised the amount of drinks you can make if you know the […]

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