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Spritzes & Fizzes & Highballs, Oh, My!

Posted by Patrick Smith on

While a stiff drink never goes out of style, in the summer heat it’s hard to beat something refreshing, something bubbly enough to tickle your tongue as well as it tickles your fancy. Enter our three summertime players: the Spritz, the Fizz, and the Highball. 
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Your New Summer Fling: The Aperitivo

Posted by Mish Sukharev on

If there’s just one tradition we could transplant from Italy to this side of the Atlantic, it very well might be the Aperitivo Hour. Here, on our side of the globe we’ve inherited the decidedly more New World-style, Happy Hour. And don’t get us wrong, Happy Hours are great - but Aperitivo Hours are just something different - more relaxed, more convivial, more joyful. Who can say no to a late afternoon in the sun, enjoying a glass of something light, delicious and refreshing?
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Bitter: About Campari

Posted by Mish Sukharev on

Bitter is decidedly not vanilla. And while my cocktail may not be your cocktail, I think we all have it in us to be just a little bit seduced by the mixing rule of Bitter, Sweet and Spirited. Here, in the US, bitter has often been given a bad reputation - that flavor that you really shouldn’t be tasting. But if it is wrong - why does so much of the world enjoy bitter flavors so freely, openly and passionately? 
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Roots and Herbs of Cocktails

Posted by Mish Sukharev on

Spirits, for the most part, are a vegetarian endeavor. Most of us are familiar at least a little with the grains, fruits and cultivated plants that produce our favorite bottles. Grapes for cognac, corn for bourbon, agave for tequila and mezcal and so on - but in this post we want to dig a little deeper and unearth a few plants (and their respective bottles) that happen to be an evergreen part of any well cultivated bar. 
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How To Fall In Love With Lemon Bars and End Up With New Cocktails (Part 3)

Posted by Mish Sukharev on

My perfect lemon bar has some passionfruit in it (as I wrote about in Part 1), and now that I had the Lemon Bar Clarified Milk Punch on hand (that we made in Part 2), I was ready to make the perfect cocktail homage to my favorite dessert. 
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