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Fair & Warmer Cocktail

I’m a huge fan of Instagram. I love looking at all the pictures and discovering a story, a beautiful vintage piece of clothing or some tasty recipes for both food and cocktail. But sometimes it’s not just about the pictures….

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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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Queen’s Park Swizzle

Ever heard of a swizzle? Neither had I.  But that’s one of the great things about researching classic cocktails: I get to discover vintage drinks all the time. Drinks like the swizzle which is a tall, frosty cocktail that’s perfect…

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Merciless Virgin

I’ve been doing a lot of gin and vodka cocktails this summer because like I’ve said in the past, I prefer drinking the lighter liquors when the weather gets warm. But this week I’m making a tiki cocktail because if…

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Port Au Prince Cocktail

Labor Day is tomorrow, and while that may not be the official end of summer, it certainly feels like it. The kids are back in school, there’s a little bit of a chill in the air and the sun is…

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Demerera Dry Float

One of the most common fruit juices used in tiki cocktails is pineapple. This has always been a problem for me because I’m allergic to pineapple. So, I’ve always either tried to find a drink without pineapple in it or…

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Suffering Bastard

As you know I’ve been making tiki cocktail after tiki cocktail this summer. In making all these tiki cocktails I’ve learned something I never knew before: not all tiki drinks are made with rum. As a matter of fact, several…

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Hawaiian Sunset Cocktail

When I think of tiki cocktails I think of rum. Lots and lots of rum. So, you can understand my surprise when several of the cocktails listed in the new Smuggler’s Cove tiki book don’t list rum as the number…

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Doctor Funk Cocktail

According to the new cocktail book from Smuggler’s Cove there are “eight essential exotic elixirs”. They have been around since the beginning of tiki and either Don or Trader Vic were responsible for most of them. I was so excited…

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Mexican El Diablo

When I think of cocktails I think of rum because most tiki drinks are usually made with at least one if not a variety of rums. There’s unaged, lightly aged, blended and long aged. There’s silver, spiced and black. There…

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Fog Cutter

I just got back from our annual family beach trip to northern California. Now, if you know anything about the Bay Area, you know that there are two temperatures in Nor Cal during the summer months: hot or freezing. It…

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