St. Columbus Rill

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I wanted to make a “green” cocktail to celebrate the day, and I’m pretty happy with this light greenish-gold gem. I’m not a fan of cloyingly sweet or sour green liqueurs (I’m looking at you Midori & apple pucker), and this cocktail is perfect for the day as it has Irish […]

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Cure For Pain

This is a twist on the Boulevardier (a negroni with bourbon instead of gin) that will make the cocktail angels sing. I sometimes swap sherry for port in cocktails, and this is a cocktail that tastes even better with sherry in my opinion. from: Death & Co makes: 1 cocktail 1 1/2 ounces Rittenhouse Rye 1/2 […]

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The Clint Eastood

  from: The Old-Fashioned makes: 1 cocktail Along with The Tree House, this has been my favorite old-fashioned from the book. I’m a sucker for almost anything that contains green Chartreuse. Here it adds complexity and a unique quality to this old fashioned which is nice with spicier rye versus bourbon. 2 ounces rye whiskey 1/8 […]

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Corpse Reviver No 1

Though not as popular as the Corpse Reviver No 2 (see below), this smooth, brandy forward cocktail to wake the dead is worthy of attention. It was first listed in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Handbook in the 1930’s. This cocktail according to Harry, is “to be taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy […]

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The Tree House

It’s that time of year! You might be pulling out your sweaters, sipping pumpkin spice lattes and digging the rakes out of the shed or you might still be sporting sandals and cranking your air conditioning depending on where you live. I personally love this particular transition in seasons, and October is my favorite month […]

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The Black Night

The Black Night is strange and mysterious, but quite tasty. It reminded me of cherry coke, but a much more sophisticated and grown up version. I found it to be pleasant departure from my usual riffs on old fashioneds. from: Tarot of Cocktails (www.tarotofcocktails.com) makes: 1 cocktail 1  1/2 ounces bourbon 3/4 ounce maraschino syrup 1 […]

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The Jessica Rabbit

I loved this refreshing and elegant cocktail, and I think it would make a lovely addition to a brunch spread in lieu of a mimosa or bellini. Oregano just happens to be rich in fiber, vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, and carrots are rich in vitamin A, and don’t forget the vitamin C from […]

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