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This Bittersweet Voyage is at its end.

This Bittersweet Voyage is at its end.

May 26, 2015 | By | 4 Comments

I appreciate all who have followed me these past few years.  I hope that I have educated you enough for you to realize that there really are no rules when it comes to making cocktails; only that you want to blend in flavors that will most stimulate your palate.  Someone asked me once what my […]

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Drink of the Day:  The Green Mile

Drink of the Day: The Green Mile

May 26, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Since Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to the summer, I felt this would be the perfect day to introduce this cocktail. Nothing says summertime more than a fruity rum beverage.   The color will entice, the flavor will keep you coming back.  It’s melon green hue, along with the flavor of the tropics is […]

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Drink of the Day:  Creamsickle

Drink of the Day: Creamsickle

May 24, 2015 | By | 2 Comments

We are in the heart of this weekend’s festivities and many of you are celebrating this Memorial Day Weekend, which is known as the kick-off to summer, with cookouts and time with family and friends.  For all you who are hosting these gatherings, one knows that it is best to keep your wits, so you […]

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Drink of the Day:  Zabao Cocktail

Drink of the Day: Zabao Cocktail

May 23, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Let’s open this long weekend out right with a cocktail that has a very interesting combination of ingredients. Many people look at dry vermouth and only see something that gets in the way of the other ingredients behind the bar.  Even gin martini drinkers tend to shun away from this ingredients when making this cocktail. […]

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Drink of the Day:  Bye Bye New York

Drink of the Day: Bye Bye New York

May 21, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Good Thursday morning!  This is a salute to my favorite talk show host, who I had the pleasure of watching during my many years tending bar.  It will be hard to imagine that he will no longer be on the air. David Letterman had his last show last night.  In his honor, I would like […]

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Drink of the Day:  Gin Aloha

Drink of the Day: Gin Aloha

May 20, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Good morning and happy Hump Day!  We have reached mid-week and are getting ever closer to the weekend. Some cocktails are meant to be enjoyed during a beautiful summer day, and this would be one of them.  Gin and triple sec share the stage in this beverage, with pineapple juice and orange bitters playing an […]

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Drink of the Day:  Sam-Tini

Drink of the Day: Sam-Tini

May 19, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Good day to all!  Hope yours is getting off to the right start. I have a nice and easy one for you.  Yet, you wouldn’t know it with the flavor combination.  It’s visual appearance isn’t bad either.  A beautiful hue of blue to go along with a nice aroma and even better flavor.  This cocktail […]

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Drink of the Day:  Bull and Bear Cocktail

Drink of the Day: Bull and Bear Cocktail

May 17, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

The New York Stock Exchange is the measure of the financial state of our country.  Security trading between brokers dates back to this date in 1792 under a Buttonwood tree in front of 68 Wall Street.  Twenty-four traders and merchants signed the Buttonwood Agreement.  This group would grow and eventually would write up their constitution […]

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Drink of the Day:  Schoolhouse Cocktail

Drink of the Day: Schoolhouse Cocktail

May 16, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

If you are into the summer shandys, this is right up your alley.  A very simple to prepare beer cocktail for those who want a little more in their beer. In this recipe, I use an American Pilsner-style beer.  However, use what you want to fit the taste you are looking for.  I will say […]

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Drink of the Day:  Surf Rider

Drink of the Day: Surf Rider

May 14, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Here’s a cocktail that I love to share because it uses an ingredient people tend to disregard using when thinking up combinations.  Sweet vermouth is a great mixer for more than your typical Manhattan and Rob Roy.  Yet, for some reason, this ingredient is hardly even a second thought when putting together recipes.  Once you try […]

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