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Ransom Dry Vermouth Review

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Based in Oregon, Ransom Spirits produces a diverse lineup of fine beverages, including their most well-known product: Ransom Old Tom Gin. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed Ransom’s gins as well as Whipper Snapper Whiskey, but this week brought our first…

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This Week in Booze

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Get the Door. It’s Whiskey. The US Postal Service is looking to alcohol as the answer to its financial troubles, and it could be worth upwards of $50 million per year to an agency that lost $16 billion last year….

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Palmetto Cocktail

Palmetto Cocktail

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I’m a big fan of simple cocktails, in part because they’re easy to make with what’s on hand, but also because they prove that good drinking doesn’t require a handful of fancy syrups, liqueurs and garnishes. My appreciation for the basic…

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The Tailspin Cocktail

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The Tailspin is a lovely little cocktail I first came across in How to Booze: Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice.  Combining gin, sweet vermouth, green chartreuse and a touch of Campari, the Tailspin is a flavor-packed cocktail colored with interesting…

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The Bronx Cocktail

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While there’s always a place for intricate cocktails boasting fun ingredients like Benedictine, Orgeat or Maraschino liqueur, sometimes you just want to simplify your life and your drinks. Comprised of five simple ingredients found in any reasonably stocked home bar,…

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Rob Roy

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The Rob Roy is basically a Manhattan that uses Scotch instead of rye. It’s believed to have been named after Robert Roy MacGregor, who was a Robin Hood-like figure in 18th century Scotland. Hence the Scotch. For best results, opt…

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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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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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