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Drink of the Day:  The Alexander

Drink of the Day: The Alexander

April 13, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

As you all know if you have been following for a while, I like to share an old classic with you from time to time.  Here’s one with a little history. The original Alexander cocktail, made with gin, creme de cacao, and cream, was first seen in print in Hugo Ensslin’s 1915 book, “Recipes for […]

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Drink of the Day:  Baja Blues

Drink of the Day: Baja Blues

April 12, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

I had the honor and privilege of coming up with the first signature cocktails for what has become one of my favorite hang-outs in Akron, Ohio: Jilly’s Music Room.  The cocktail that I am sharing with you today is one that is still on the menu.  The recipe has changed somewhat, as many other cocktails […]

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Drink of the Day:  Winter Wonderland

Drink of the Day: Winter Wonderland

April 9, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Here’s a cocktail that I was going to wait until at least the end of November to unveil.  However, due to the temperatures feeling more like January instead of April, I felt it just to share it today. One nice thing about the Winter Wonderland is that all the ingredients used to put this together […]

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Drink of the Day:  Autumn Leaves

Drink of the Day: Autumn Leaves

April 7, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

When putting together cocktails, I try to still highlight the flavor of the main spirit, yet give it more character by adding ingredients that will not only enhance the overall experience, but will also add to the overall drink by sharing its own flavors and aromas.  Again, balance is important when creating drinks.   A […]

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Drink of the Day:  Twiisted Irish Coffee

Drink of the Day: Twiisted Irish Coffee

April 5, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

As we see more and more craft bars opening, showing off their knowledge of cocktails from long ago, I sit in amazement when these craftsmen ridicule and belittle those who have changed a recipe from its original.  Though I do believe it is fascinating to see how cocktails were made back in the 1800s, I […]

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Drink of the Day:  Festive Mule

Drink of the Day: Festive Mule

April 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Happy Monday, one and all! As you know, the grandfather of vodka cocktails – The Moscow Mule, has had quite the resurgence these last few years.  At the bar I am currently working at, we are so much into this frenzy that we keep running out of copper mugs to pour new drinks into.  I […]

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Drink of the Day:  Blueberry Smash

Drink of the Day: Blueberry Smash

April 3, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Greetings to you, my friends! I have to give props to Tiffany Bounce for this recipe.  She is a colleague of mine at Twiisted Sushi Grill and Bar.  The interesting part about her coming up with this cocktail is that she is a teetotaler.  In fact, she had to take the word of fellow employees […]

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Drink of the Day:  Seelbach Cocktail

Drink of the Day: Seelbach Cocktail

April 2, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

A good Saturday morning to one and all!  Now that we have all of the false stories and childish plots put to rest for another year and we have survived the day of the fool, I have an interesting and well balanced beverage; perfect for those who like to try something unique.  For those who like […]

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Drink of the Day:  Springtime Cooler

Drink of the Day: Springtime Cooler

April 1, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Happy April Fool’s Day, everyone! After many months of personal reevaluation, I am now ready to get this going again.  This break ended up being much longer than anticipated.  Now that I am getting my life back into full gear again, it is now time to share some daily drinks with those of you who […]

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Drink of the Day:  Wasabi Cucumber Saketini

Drink of the Day: Wasabi Cucumber Saketini

January 20, 2016 | By | 2 Comments

Good morning!  It has been a long layoff due to some personal issues, but I am finally ready to get this going in full swing again. To start off on the right note, I am introducing a cocktail that uses sake for it’s base.  This is something that Jason Neiswanger, Sushi Chef extraordinaire at Twiisted, […]

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