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Champage Cocktails: Sublime and Sophisticated with Pear

We recently blogged about champagne cocktails: how there were no simple things when it comes to crafting that perfect party beverage. It’s true. Even for a simple champagne cocktail — just bitters and sugar cubes and champagne — there is a certain style and technique. Champagne cocktails come in three styles: the sugar cube and…

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Apricot Mimosa

The Mimosa is a weekend tradition for many of us. Champagne and orange juice is a wonderful way to end one week and prepare for another. Of course, there is always variety in how that Mimosa is going to taste. There is natural variation depending on the champagne — or other sparkling wine like Proseco…

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Ray Gun, A Chartreuse Cocktail

This cocktail, from Difford’s Guide, is call a Ray Gun, and comes with a side note that is a warning: “not for the faint-hearted.” Oh, there’s a kick, from the Chartreuse, one of those mystical European creations. Made in France by monks, the liqueur is alcohol with 130 herbs. I did not know there were…

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Imperial Basil Mimosa

Brian enjoys making cocktails, almost as much as making brownies. Cocktails afford you an infinite variety of combinations and tremendous tolerance for how you mix and match. If you are making brownies and double the flour, you have a problem. If you are making a margarita and double the tequila, you simply have a need…

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