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Of all the classic cocktail books few tell as good a story as Charles H. Baker’s “The Gentleman’s Companion: Being an Exotic Drinking Book or Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask”, first published in 1939. The book chronicles his adventure traveling the world, sampling its finest cocktails. He offers a recipe for just […]

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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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I’ve had this bottle of Campari in my bar for quite some time, I never quite developed a taste for it. So I gave it a second chance, and as it turns out it’s fantastic in the right cocktail. The New Pal cocktail is a twist on the Old Pal cocktail which has a nicer […]

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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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It’s no secret I love cocktails with raw egg whites, they add a texture to the drink that takes them to a new dimension. Thanks to Jay @ http://ohgo.sh/ for posting this recipe which he found in a reproduction of a classic cocktail book, it was originally made at the Hoffman House in Manhattan circa […]

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