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Baltimore Bang cocktails
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Cocktail Recipe: Baltimore Bang

We stumbled upon a Tumblr recently that is just up our alley: Savuer Drinks. While browsing, we found the Baltimore Bang cocktail from Saveur magazine. A drink from Hunna’s hometown! Though the drink is usually made with apricot brandy, Saveur decided to […]

Meyer Lemon Sidecars
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Meyer Lemon Sidecars

Greg found Meyer lemons at Whole Foods. A seasonal specialty, these lemons are known for having a thinner skin than regular lemons, and their juice is a bit sweeter. According to Wikipedia, the meyer lemon comes from China and was […]

Tom and Jerry cocktails
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Tom and Jerry Cocktails

A long time ago — so long that I did not even have a blog — there was a failed attempt at Tom and Jerry cocktails. After the recent article in the New York Times, I felt I needed vindication. […]

Ugly Flowers Cocktail
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Ugly Flowers Cocktail

At Irene’s Ugly Flowers party for Carol, we had an Ugly Flowers Cocktail. Natch! It is not, truly, an Ugly Flowers Cocktail, though. It’s actually something called a French Blonde that Irene found in Saveur. But we will rename it […]

Salty Dogs
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It’s Salty Dog Season!

Salty Dog season has arrived! Our package of the most delicious grapefruits int the world arrived today, and we immediately set about making our favorite grapefruit cocktails: Salty Dogs. These are not the same as Greyhounds, which are made just […]

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Tomato Water Martinis

Irene, Kris and Tom came over with some tomato water martinis. I don’t have any photos from the evening on the porch, but as usual with the five of us, it was a bunch of fun. I mean, how can […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Negronis

I am a bigger fan of the Negroni than Greg. But that said, we enjoyed a nice version on the porch, made according to David Wondrich, of course. I tried to thank him via Twitter, but alas, did not get […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway is associated with lots of drinks, including the regular ol’ daiquiri, which is made, as you know, with rum, lime juice and simple syrup. This version adds complexity with maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. It’s a nice drink to […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Blueberry Smash

Normally we don’t go for vodka drinks around here anymore. (We’re into amaro lately.) But this drink, which we found originally in Bon Appetit, looked so refreshing (and seasonal!) that I couldn’t pass it up. When I went to pour […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Mojitos

This photo got a lot of comments over on Facebook, so I thought we’d better share the recipe here, too! Yummy refreshing minty rummy drinks, after the jump. Related posts: Watermelon-Basil Mojitos Cocktail Recipe: Mint Juleps Gin Gin Mules Cocktail […]

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Gin Gin Mules

We muddled the mint and squeezed the limes, and wouldn’t you know it, with a little gin and ginger beer — we had ourselves a highball. The recipe, from Audrey Saunders, can be found here: Cocktail recipe: Gin Gin Mules […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Maple Old Fashioned

Another look at the cocktail, which we posted the recipes for earlier this month. Greg had this one. I had the Aviation.   Related posts: Cocktail Recipe: Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe: Applejack Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe: Criterium Cocktail Recipe: […]

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Cocktail: Aviation

You can never have enough posts of Aviations, in my humble opinion. Recipe post of the Aviation is here. Related posts: Cocktail Recipe: Aviaton Aviation Cocktails with Karen Christmas Cocktail: Perfect Parallel Cocktail Recipe: Criterium

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Cocktail Recipe: Criterium

I want to start off this post by saying that these “Shit that” whoever “says” videos flying around YouTube are hilarious. “Shit New Yorkers Say” is especially funny (“Where’s the train?” “All I had to eat today was a bagel.” […]

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Salty Dogs by the Tree

Our shipment of grapefruit from Red Cooper in the Rio Grande Valley arrived on the porch this morning. So our cocktail of choice this evening? Salty Dogs of course! Related posts: A Tree Comes Down in Nyack An Easy Supper: […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Brandy Crusta

An old Jerry Thomas recipe we found in the brand new PDT Cocktail Book, which calls it “the grandaddy of the Sidecar.” Well, you know how we do love a Sidecar. We now also love a Brandy Crusta. The recipe, […]

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Cocktail Recipe: The Bone

Irene first served this cocktail at the book club’s discussion of “On the Road.” We’ve since requested it at bars and made at home. Several times. It’s adapted from David Wondrich, cocktail historian and writer extraordinaire. According to Esquire, for […]

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Friday Night Cocktails: Aviations

We enjoyed Aviations by the fire on Friday night, and then went upstairs for dinner in front of the TV. Dinner was breakfast: fried eggs, bacon and Eggo waffles. Really.  No photos. Related posts: Saturday Night Supper by the Tree: […]

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Recipe: Hibiscus Margaritas

Hibiscus Margaritas are our holiday drink of choice for three reasons: 1. They remind us of our trip to Mexico. 2. They’re absolutely delicious. 3. They’re so darn festive. Related posts: Cocktail Recipe: Carjack Recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe: Lemon-Thyme […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Carjack

We like to call this cocktail the Carjack. It’s little twist on a Sidecar, but it’s made with applejack brandy rather than cognac. Clever, huh? PrintCarjack Original Sour Cherry Farm recipe here: Carjack.Ingredients8 ounces Laird’s Applejack Brandy 4 ounces Cointreau […]