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David Balfour Cocktail from Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

When I saw the title, David Balfour Cocktail, I had no clue what it might mean. Except, of course, that Balfour has a slightly English ring to it. My childhood was spent reading two kinds of books: Donald Duck by Disney and mathematics ranging from geometry to combinatorics. Don’t ask. It’s complicated and behind me…

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TBT Recipes: Lemon-Honey Syrup and Brian’s Bourbon Honey Jolt

For this week's TBT recipes, we go liquid. I am a big fan of making syrups and then incorporating them in sensational cocktials, cocktails that do rival the best any mixologist can muster. The lemon-honey syrup is the perfect match for bourbon, yielding a beverage that is sweet, biting and bold. Here's the post from…

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Karen’s Chocolate Peppermint Bourbon Walnut Fudge from Marcel Desaulniers

I am a generous person. Why should Christmas spirit only appear in December? Why should we limit the treasures of Christmas food? Marcel Desaulniers wrote I’m Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas in 2007. Lots and lots of idea, all chocolate of course. If you are not a holiday baker, not into cookies or cakes or cheesecake,…

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Brian’s Bourbon Blast Cocktail with Ginger Simple Syrup

Sunday was Valentine’s Day and the 30th anniversary of getting engaged to Suzi. “Will you marry me,” I had asked back then. “Yes,” she had said as fast as possible. On Sunday, I asked, “Will you take a sip?” And she said, “What’s in it. You know I hate ginger.” It’s sad how 30 years…

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