The Last Word

I’ll admit, I thought this one was older. I mean 1951 is nothing to shake a stick at, but I had put it in the category of Reconstruction Era drinks. Guess this one falls within the good ol’ Cold War instead. This is another one that is almost perfect but…alas! The strong maraschino flavor strikes…

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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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Hemingway Daiquiri 

Well I messed this one up. I was saving the Hemingway Daiquiri for July 21st in honor of Papa’s birthday. As you can see, it is most definitely not July 21st. Best laid plans and all that. Cuban Bar La Florida’s famous Daiquiri #3, served without the sugar for diabetic author and barfly Ernest Hemingway….

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Daiquiri 

Summer time and the living is easy. (“Summertime” sung by Ella Fitzgerald) Well maybe not as easy as grade school when summer meant three solid months of swimming, ghost-in-the-graveyard games with the neighborhood kids, and hanging out with friends with no responsibilities. Now it’s just being stuck inside all day but trying to comfort yourself…

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Airmail

Underneath the printed recipe in Here’s How, it states: “It ought to make you fly high.” (Excerpt from The PDT Cocktail Book) Bold words my friend, bold words. I wouldn’t say this one made be fly high, it was a little to sweet for my taste, but it was good. Since Summer seems to have graced us…

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