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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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Mixology Monday is a monthly cocktail party where various bloggers post recipes using a featured ingredient. This month features absinthe and is hosted by Sonja Kassebaum over at Thinking of Drinking. Absinthe has enjoyed quite the revival since its reintroduction to the U.S. in 2007, having been outlawed since 1912. I picked up a bottle […]

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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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