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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Aviation

Madison James Madison, we are the Dukes of JMU! What? Sorry I saw the purple and gold of my alma mater. Don’t know what came over me. Perhaps it’s the Creme de Violette, one of my favorite liqueurs. One of my favorite combinations is plain old champagne and Creme de Violette. Last time I found myself…

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Blackbeard

Argh matey! Admittedly, this cocktail has nothing to do with pirates, let alone the most notorious pirate known as Blackbeard. But When Daniel Eun ended up with more blackberries on his chin than in his mouth during recipe testing, we titled it the blackbeard. (From the PDT Cocktail Book)   Extremely well balanced, I can’t pick…

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Noval Cup

If you have a sweet tooth, this one is for you. We are in the height of berry season, at least as far as farmers markets go. The stalls are near to bursting with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Some berries I don’t even know what they are. Is that a huckleberry? How do I grow…

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Sazerac

If you’ve noticed, I do these cocktails in runs. Lately, it’s been a lot of Gin. It spreads out the cost if I buy one or two ingredients a month and make as many of the cocktails I can with those before buying more. Makes sense right? Well I’m about Ginned out at the moment….

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The Bee’s Knees

Hey fat cat, looking for some giggle water that’s a real hum dinger? Something that’s just the Bee’s Knees? Well have I got something for you! I really couldn’t resist. With a name like Bee’s Knees this cocktail makes you want to grab your best gal and cut a rug at the local hot spot….

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