The Great Pumpkin

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; the beloved tale of Linus’s dedication to the mythical and ever mysterious Great Pumpkin. Every Halloween, Linus makes his pilgrimage to the pumpkin patch to await the coming of the Great Pumpkin with as much eagerness and hope that, for…

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Coffee Cocktail

The Coffee Cocktail is a bold-faced lie. The drink contains not an ounce of coffee. It is however, as PDT recommends, “a perfect nightcap.” And delicious. This creamy cocktail hails from the master of mixology himself, Jerry Thomas, specifically from his book The Bar-Tenders Guide from 1887. Like most creations from the first golden age of mixed…

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Ramos Gin Fizz

I remember strolling through the mall in all my awkward teen glory thinking I had it made. I was at the mall, unsupervised, with my friends, some allowance money, and sipping on an Orange Julius. The creamy, citrusy, probably not all real, flavor of that magical orange drink brings me back to simpler times. The…

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Clover Club

  The Clover Club cocktail is named after the Clover Club that met in the Bellevue-Stratford hotel in the late 1800s in Philadelphia; an all male collection of lawyers and writers including one William Butler Yeats. Friends, we must form a club and give it a clever name. Then maybe we too can have a…

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