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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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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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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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