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Honest Whisky Sour

There are times when you want the original. The real original. Not the new thing, not the bottled thing, not the artificial thing. We’ve had two days of sunshine with scattered clouds and snow showers. It’s beautiful to have golden sunlight dash each flake as it drifts down. It’s also a sign from God to…

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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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Hotel Nactinal, A Tropical Cocktail

Here, for a short time, is one last blast from Mr. Boston Summer Cocktails. I haven’t lied but I haven’t been accurate either. I’ve said the Summer Cocktails were new, and technically that may be true about the Hotel Nacional recipe here. But this cocktail is strictly throw back. It evokes memories of the 50’s…

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Shrimp Tomatillo Cocktail

At Cooking by the Book in New York City, we do culinary outward bound events. Firms come to our kitchen and prepare a meal together, often with kitchen challenges. Their night’s menu has been set in advance, from a quarterly menu featuring fresh seasonal ideas. We are always amazed when so many firms pick the…

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