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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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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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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Mary Pickford

DC rules. Literally and in terms of awesomeness. I’ve lived here for 10 years now, but always on the other side of the river. Virginia is probably my long-term home, but before we settle down forever, Virginia, I need to meet new places. So after 10 years I am finally moving into the District! I’m going…

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Brooklyn

As I was finger strolling through The PDT Cocktail Book I came across the recipe for the Brooklyn. I had all the ingredients save one: Amer Picon. Having no idea what that could be I took to the internet. The internet is a cold place and it just laughed at me. Amer Picon has all but…

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Cherry Pop

Remember those ice tubes we used to take to the pool during the hot hazy days of summer? You know the ones that came in wild colors and flavors and colored your entire mouth. The ones that you and your friends made the weirdest faces while trying to suck out that last bit of artificially…

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