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Brian’s Orange Margarita with QUI Tequila

Many, many cocktails use a citrus component. Citrus adds both flavor and that sharp bite on the tongue that announces, “I’m here. In your mouth. Right now." The most common citrus partners for cocktails are lime and lemon. Oranges? Sure, for mimosas. But, but, oranges can play a far greater role. Think about the noble…

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Perfecting the Gin and Tonic: The Botanicals of Citadelle Gin

Once upon a time, my wife went to a gin tasting where multiple brands were offered for comparison and enjoyment. She returned an advocate of Tanqueray and over the years many, many rounds of G&T cocktails have been enjoyed. A G&T is inherently refreshing and, very importantly, it’s a quick cocktail to make. The “big”…

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Mango Grapefruit Daiquiri

Yesterday I posted a recipe for Mango Simple Syrup and I’m repeating that recipe at the bottom of the post. How to use that syrup? The classic recipe for a daiquiri is rum, lime juice, and simple syrup [or sugar, but I prefer the mixing ease of simple syrup]. Let’s change that classic mix. Instead…

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The Pegu Club Cocktail

Pegu is the name of a river in Burma. When Burma was Burma, not Myanmar, and the British reigned as dominant colonists, they drank what else? Gin. They had a gentlemen’s club, the Pegu Club, just outside Rangoon with a lively, creative bar. You can imagine it: men in white suits, somehow not sweating, under…

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