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Pavan Peacock Tail

In recent years, the liqueur St.-Germain has been a skyrocketing success. With a primary flavor of elderflowers, primary but not too dominant, St.-Germain is an ingredient in thousands of cocktail variations. Its success is due not just to great marketing but truly to its inherent quality and versatility. You would expect rivals to appear, and…

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Apricot and Lemon and Habanero Honey Cooler

“Do you crave a drink in the morning,” the doctor asked me. I was having a home physical from my insurance company. They wanted to know my drinking habits. I pondered how to answer. Time, finally time for the truth. I summoned my courage. “In the morning? I’ll kill anyone between me and macchiato.” I…

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Lime Crisis II and Two Cocktail Solutions

A few days ago I blogged about the lime shortage. This week, the New York Post spent two pages on the “limepocalype.” The Post story, which was published before the normal Wednesday food section, covered a concerned span of lime users and drinkers. A man with a key lime pie business is thinking of building…

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Muddled Heat and Sweet: Poblano and Pineapple in Tequila and Syrup

  Bars can be expensive. Not that hotel bar you eye occasionally, the one with the $15 drinks. No, I’m talking about your home bar. If you love cocktails and cocktails books — which I do — then it is possible to have stack of “gotta make” recipes. Taken together, all those recipes can demand…

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