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Twelve Mile Limit

Now that Halloween has passed, I start looking toward the next big holidays of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. With the holidays come more cocktails and those cocktails are usually made with Applejack, brandy, bourbon or rye. Why those…

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Brooklyn Cocktail

Tomorrow is World Whiskey day, so I thought I’d take a break from gin and vodka and bubbles and go back to what I love best: whiskey. Yes, I’m a huge whiskey girl. But not just any whiskey, I prefer…

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Vieux Carre

I love New Orleans. I’ve only been there twice, but I can’t wait to go again. It’s not just the laid back attitude, it’s the food, the art, the music and especially the cocktails. They’re delicious and believe it or…

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Suburban Cocktail

Every time I think I’m out of retro cocktails, I find something new; or new to me. Such was the case with this week’s classic. I was looking for a whiskey drink since I’m such a fan of bourbon, rye…

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Remember the Maine

I’ve mentioned before that I prefer to drink brown liquors when it’s dark and stormy, and boy has it been dark and stormy. In the last four weeks we’ve had record amounts of rain. It’s been cold and windy and…

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New York Sour

It poured here last week. I mean, poured. We broke rain fall records all over Southern California. But it didn’t just rain; it was really, really cold. I know temperatures in the 40’s aren’t cold in some parts of the…

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Scofflaw Cocktail

I’ve been wanting to do this cocktail for awhile but kept missing the prime opportunity.  See, according to the dictionary, a scofflaw is a person who flouts the law. As you may (or may not know) Prohibition started in 1919….

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Presbyterian Cocktail

Don’t worry, I haven’t suddenly gone all religious on you. I picked the Presbyterian because the first day of fall was yesterday. Unfortunately the temperature is still in the triple digits here in Southern California, which means I’m still in…

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Dandy vs. Deshler

Every so often I get invited to events by different companies who want to introduce their latest products to various bloggers or social media people. Last week I was at just such an event. It was cocktail based as it…

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Monte Carlo

Since I just finished giving you a tour of Kentucky, I thought I’d bring you a cocktail that’s made with rye. I know that Kentucky is the bourbon capital of the world, but plenty of the distilleries also make rye:…

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Old Pal

We’ve all heard of the Old Fashioned. It’s a classic that’s constantly ordered in bars all over the world. But what about it’s cousin the Old Pal? Never heard of it, right? Well that’s because this particular cocktail isn’t nearly…

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