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I've never been one to jump on a bandwagon. (for one thing, I just keep falling off.) So now that the cool kids over at PUNCH have declared them passé, last week I started an infinity bottle. Not to create... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2022 at Cocktailians
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After work last night, I was trying to get my daily 10,000 steps in, so I walked from the far West Side of Manhattan over to East 34th Street, then took the East River ferry to Astoria, Queens and walked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2022 at Cocktailians
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We're squarely in the middle of the holiday season, and I've got several festive drinks to consider. Whether you're hosting people for a party, want something rich to sip by the fire, or something crisp and light to accompany a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at Cocktailians
I guess Facebook Meta is good for something after all, as it reminded me that I posted this 13 years ago today: Darcy O'Neil posted "The Imbiber's 100" -- a list of 100 beverages you should try before you die... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2021 at Cocktailians
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As seen here earlier, I recently put together a trivia quiz all about brandy. Here are the next few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them in white text on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2021 at Cocktailians
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As seen here earlier, I recently put together a trivia quiz all about brandy. Here are the next few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them in white text on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2021 at Cocktailians
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As seen here yesterday, I recently put together a trivia quiz all about brandy. Here are the next few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them in white text on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2021 at Cocktailians
Similar to the rum (parts 1, 2, 3, 4) and gin (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) trivia quizzes I wrote for the world's best online trivia league in past years, I recently wrote a quiz on brandy. I figure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2021 at Cocktailians
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A look at some of the burgeoning RTD cocktail landscape and considering the offering from The Perfect Cocktail. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2021 at Cocktailians
you KNOW a beverage is super classy when they sell it in an industrial turpentine container!
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2021 on Cherry Bounce at Cocktailians
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In which I make Cherry Bounce, a very old American liqueur. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Cocktailians
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Every serious cocktailian in NYC and most around the world got some unwelcome news yesterday morning: Audrey Saunders announced that Pegu Club, closed since the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, wouldn't reopen. As Saunders put it in her detailed goodbye... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at Cocktailians
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As seen here earlier, Kerry Greene and I put together a trivia quiz all about gin last year. Here are the next few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Cocktailians
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As seen here earlier, Kerry Greene and I put together a trivia quiz all about gin last year. Here are the next few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2020 at Cocktailians
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As seen here earlier, Kerry Greene and I put together a trivia quiz all about gin last year. Here are the next few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at Cocktailians
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As seen here yesterday, Kerry Greene and I put together a trivia quiz all about gin last year. Here are the next few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at Cocktailians
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Much like last week's spate of rum trivia questions, I co-wrote a quiz all about gin last year (with the super-smart gin fanatic Kerry Greene.) And if I was sharing the rum questions, why not give you last year's gin... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2020 at Cocktailians
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As seen here earlier, I recently put together a trivia quiz all about rum. Here are the last few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them in white text on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2020 at Cocktailians
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As seen here earlier, I recently put together a trivia quiz all about rum. Here are the next few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them in white text on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2020 at Cocktailians
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As seen here yesterday, I recently put together a trivia quiz all about rum. Here are the next few questions, along with my discussion of the answers. As before, I've obscured the answers by putting them in white text on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at Cocktailians
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I recently wrote a short trivia quiz on rum for my favorite online trivia league. (It's great! Generally it's six questions every weekday, and you play a different person each day, and there's a defensive element, and you get promoted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Cocktailians
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The Eve is a delicious and easy infusion of McIntosh apples in dry vermouth, perfect as a pre-Thanksgiving aperitif. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2019 at Cocktailians
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I had the good fortune to be invited to a blind tasting of twelve remarkable Highland Park whiskies the other day, led by the great F. Paul Pacult. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Cocktailians
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The Trump Administration has announced that they're raising tariffs on many categories of imported goods, including some that come close to home for tipplers. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Cocktailians
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A couple days ago, I attended a fun event, the Season 8 kickoff and Tri-State regional competition for Speed Rack. Speed Rack is a timed and judged bartending contest, intended to raise the profile of female bartenders and raise money... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Cocktailians