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Ted Breaux

01.13.11 by  

Ted Breaux

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The Violet Hour Mantra: Fill it to the Rim with Pimm’s

01.07.11 by  

The Violet Hour Mantra: Fill it to the Rim with Pimm’s

When a mix-master of cool champions a cocktail — even one with a seemingly suspect hip factor — we listen. Toby Maloney, the genius tending Chicago’s most stylish mixology den, tells us why he’s single-handedly spurring the rebirth of Pimm’s, one cup at a time. Count us in.

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A Bitter Blood and Sand Cocktail

01.06.11 by  

A Bitter Blood and Sand Cocktail

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Every now and again at Master of Malt, we like to make a brief voyage into the wonderful (if dangerous) world of mixology. Whilst our mainstay is definitely single malt whisky, the world of the cocktail is definitely one that’s relevant, and using high-quality single malts instead of the usual “mixing whiskies” really does make

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Marrakesh Xanadu: Oxymoron or the Best Martini You Ever Laid Your Lips On?

01.05.11 by  

Marrakesh Xanadu: Oxymoron or the Best Martini You Ever Laid Your Lips On?

We took inspiration from this royally dry city to create a cocktail so refreshing, it’s worth risking eternal damnation.

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Fire-Breathing Cocktails

01.03.11 by  

Fire-Breathing Cocktails

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My favorite way to add some spicy aromatics to the cocktail is also a great crowd-pleaser: finishing the drink with toasted citrus oils. The really interesting stuff for us in citrus fruits is the lovely oils contained in the skin of lemons, oranges, grapefruits etc. Applying those oils to the surface of a drink

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Improv Cocktailing. Unrehearsed. Unscripted. Unheard of New Conconctions.

10.13.10 by  

Improv Cocktailing. Unrehearsed. Unscripted. Unheard of New Conconctions.

Down-and-dirty, off-the-cuff creation is the mother of mixology invention. Burn your drink guide here lies the guts and glory.

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Extreme Cocktailing: The Bitter Bar

10.06.10 by  

Extreme Cocktailing: The Bitter Bar

When it comes to hand-crafting drinks, mixologist Mark Stoddard gets points for both athleticism and artistic expression.

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Carnie Lovers Cocktails

09.25.10 by  

Carnie Lovers Cocktails

Step right up and let the Bon Vivants surprise and amaze you with carnival-inspired drinks during SF Cocktail Week. Bonus points for bringing clown cars, contortionists and 25-cent side show acts.

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Culinary Cocktails

09.15.10 by  

Culinary Cocktails

Chefs beware! Pad lock your pantries and fridges. Mixologist Michelle Tham is trolling your ingredient stash for her next big drink idea. The only things off-menu? Vodka and bacon. Everything else is fair game, including your lunch.

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Build Your Street Cred with Mini Bar Bottles

09.11.10 by  

Build Your Street Cred with Mini Bar Bottles

The pros will tell you that an easy way to chic up your sideboard (and temper your OCD) is with uniform containers for your syrups, bitters and other handcrafted creations. In this case, size doesn’t matter.

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