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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Gimlet

Scurvy is a real concern. Maybe not in modern times when piles of citrus and fresh produce sit at the grocery store ready for your purchase. Back in the day, however, it was a real problem. Now by “day” I mean as recently as the 18th century. A very rare disease today, caused by a…

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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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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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Leapfrog

You know how you can only buy massive bunches of parsley and mint only comes in the big box of herbs? This a problem because recipes that call for fresh herbs usually call for a pinch. What am I supposed to do with the remaining pile? Usually I conduct some sort of science experiment in…

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Vieux Mot

Sad news recently, Robert J. Cooper, founder of St-Germain, passed away at the young age of 39. His elderflower liqueur was a key part of the cocktail revolution. Released in 2007, it was drastically different than anything available, its heavy floral notes unique in the mixing world of fruit and sweet. The attractive ribbed bottle…

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