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The Fine & Dandy Cocktail from Make Mine a Martini

  In Make Mine a Martini, author Kay Plunkett-Hogge presents this cocktail as a bit of a mystery. She does loves this drink and she’s tried to discover its origins, but she is just not sure. Fine and Dandy was a 1930’s show written by Kay Swift, the first woman to score a full Broadway…

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Gin-Cured Gravlax from Brooklyn Bar Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman

I’m posting this on Monday, which just gives you time to shop and prepare for the coming weekend. This is NOT a 1-2-3 dish ready in just 30 minutes. The salmon needs to cure for 3 days, or more, in your fridge. The gravlax itself is made with gin, lime and juniper berries — yielding…

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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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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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