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Brian’s Agave Bees Knees

“I really can’t taste the gin,” my wife Suzen said to me. I was so happy. I had succeeded in my Bees Knees experiment. It’s a catchy name: Bees Knees. It’s actually slang. During Prohibition, it meant “The Best.” And this drink began to be recognized as the best. Given the circumstances. “Bathtub gin” is…

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Watermelon Spritz from Aperitivo by Marisa Huff

Ooops. Ya gotta be careful. Adding Prosecco as the last ingredient here has alcohol hitting sugar and you can generate foam. But I found it fun to let my tongue tangle in those bubbles and occasionally some foam would wander up my nose. I did not care. This drink comes from Aperitivo by Marisa Huff,…

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TBT Recipe: Copacabana Sidecar

  Many of us drink gin and we are in a gin paradise: there is a generation of new gins being created in Europe and across this country. In Brooklyn, for example, there are little micro spots coming up with diverse and grand flavors, for example, Greenhook Ginsmiths who can go glass for glass with…

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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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