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orange liqueur

As lame as the name of this drink is, it’s actually pretty good. Invented by Phil Harrington in Cocktails, I first had it off the menu at ZigZag in Seattle. It’s actually surprisingly good, better than one would think from the ingredients list. The Drink with No Name 2 oz vodka 1/2 oz green Chartreuse […]

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The Sylvan Nudge

by sylvan

Have you ever been at the end of a long meal and wanted a little something with alcohol, sugar or both, but yet you’re about to fall into a food coma? Or you just want a little extra something in your Saturday morning coffee? The French Nudge is a perfect marriage of all these desires. […]

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Knickerbocker

by sylvan

Around my house, the Knickerbocker is a regular summer favorite. A very old drink, it was published in 1862 by Jerry Thomas and reappeared in books of the time until Harry Johnson’s 1888 manual. I have adapted the recipe here from Wondrich’s Imbibe! (Thomas) and Haigh’s Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails (Johnson). Quoting Wondrich, “With it’s rum and its lime juice, its syrups and liqueurs, the Knickerbocker is the spiritual progenitor of the Tiki drink. Think of it as an 1850’s Mai Tai–similar drink, different island.”

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This last Sunday (2/22) was National Margarita Day. It may seem like a strange time of year to schedule this, but my hunch is that it is because limes are in season right now, and the best margaritas use fresh squeezed lime juice. Whatever you may say about commercial margaritas, we can thank this drink […]

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