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Friday, May 26, 2017

Put the BAR in BARbecue!

Memorial Day is upon us and thus the unofficial start of summer! It seems as though I was just shoveling snow, although I'm not complaining - this is far better! If you're thinking of venturing outside and firing up the grill, here are some serving suggestions from the mid-century booklet Seagram's Week End Bar and Barbecue Book. You'll note that many of the recipes call for Seagram's Golden Gin, which hasn't been produced in a years, which is a shame, as it was 94 proof. Go ahead and use another dry gin - I won't tell!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

It's Time for a Happy Hour Trip Back in Time!

It's time for a happy hour trip back in time and I could not be more ready! Goodbye bad weather, unsolicited advice and crazy people! I'll be drinking back in mid-century New Orleans!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cocktails with Ingredients Found at AIDS Walk New York! Recipes Included!

What's better than discovering new cocktail ingredients? Discovering FREE cocktail ingredients! Here are some cocktails we improvised with ingredients we found along the route at AIDS Walk New York yesterday! Cheers!

Mocktail Monday: Daytime Passion

Pining for a daytime cocktail? It's Mocktail Monday, so this one is safe to sip right now!

Daytime Passion

1/2 oz passion fruit syrup
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Chilled white grape sparkling cider

Combine al ingredients in a champagne flute and stir gently. Cheers!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Uncle Val's Handcrafted Peppered Gin: Tasting & Impromptu Cocktails

Thirsty?! We have cocktail recipes to rectify that! We really need to visit the Pacific Northwest. They have it going on in terms of liquor!