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Visionaria Cocktail from Warren Bobrow

I recently posted review of Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow. This collection of cocktails gems can only be described as imaginative. I don’t know why Warren says this cocktail is a twist on the Arnold Palmer but he does: their only point of commonality is tea and even here the tea is jasmine and not…

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Hot Mango Muddle Cocktail

We were just in the market and I told my wife, “I need a fresh peach.” My wife is pleasant and understanding but can at times be overwhelmed by my requests, my senseless requests. “Brian, it is January. There are no fresh peaches.” “Okay, a nectarine,” I accepted fate. She signed and pushed the care…

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Best Eggnog, Period

For Christmas and New Years you need a holiday beverage of distinction. Here it is. This eggnog gem is a favorite post on this blog. To make the holidays easy for you, I'm putting right at the top again.  It is, without doubt, the best eggnog you've ever had. The holiday season is upon us…

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Jalapeno Simple Syrup

I have often suggested that simple syrup be incorporated in cocktails as a “hidden” but on so important component. Simple syrup can, for example, elevate a margarita from okay to superior. Yes, your local bartender already knows and if you really, really love his margaritas, I’ll wager his secret ingredient is simple syrup. To put…

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