Gin

Review: Bulldog Gin

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In appearance alone, Bulldog Gin, a newish premium offering out of London, offers something different.  Its charcoal gray bottle with purple hues is adorned with a spiked collar, which might be enough to entice your everyday purchaser of hooch.  But…

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The Fogcutter

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Like so many good tiki drinks from the glory days of Victor “Trader Vic” Bergeron and Don the Beachcomber, the Fogcutter dwindled into obscurity for decades.  But after its turn languishing in obscurity, this drink has again begun to appear…

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Aviation

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The classic Aviation cocktail is simple, well balanced and refreshing, plus it’s crafted with ingredients that one can easily obtain: gin, fresh lemon juice and maraschino liqueur. Like many classic cocktails, history of the Aviation’s origin is a bit cloudy,…

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negroni recipe

Negroni Recipe

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The Negroni starts with an Americano base–sweet vermouth and Campari–and adds the boozy stoutness of gin. While the Negroni is an aperitif and meant to stimulate the appetite before a meal, too many of these guys on an empty stomach…

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French 75

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The French 75 cocktail is named after the 75mm howitzer artillery gun, a popular weapon during World War I.  Legend has it that fighter pilot Raoul Lufbery enjoyed champagne, but wanted to drink something with more of a kick.  So,…

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Pegu Club

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In the 1920s, the Pegu Club was a bar in Rangoon, Burma (at the time a British colony) that served a drink of the same name.  And while this drink was popular through the ‘30s, it largely died out after…

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Martini Recipe

Martini Recipe

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The martini is one of the world’s best known and most popular cocktails, having been immortalized by such drinking greats as Winston Churchill, James Bond and Frank Sinatra. However, nowadays, half the martinis made in a bar use vodka instead of…

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Gimlet Recipe

Gimlet Recipe

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Most recipes for the Gimlet call for Rose’s lime cordial, as opposed to fresh lime juice.  While I tend to use fresh juices and generally believe fresh juice is always better than artificially sweetened cordial, the addition of Rose’s does…

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Tom Collins

Tom Collins

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The Tom Collins recipe first appeared in print in 1876. It was created by Jerry Thomas, the “father of American mixology,” and famed author of The Bartender’s Guide. Tom Collins 2 ounces gin 1 ounce lemon juice 1 teaspoon of…

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