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Salubrious Syrup Cocktails

03.25.11 by  

Salubrious Syrup Cocktails

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The past month or so I’ve been dreaming of warmer climates. Usually at this time of the year the weather can be rather fickle. One day it is 40 degrees, the next windy and rainy then snow, then freeze … can’t a guy get a break?
Jose Cuervo, as you may know, the

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Red Velvet Lounge Chair Cocktail

03.24.11 by  

Red Velvet Lounge Chair Cocktail

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This is a little firecracker of a cocktail. This drink has all the excitement of a Tiki Bar concoction. They are so easy to drink, yet easier to fall into a lounge chair after drinking a few too many of them.

The Red Velvet Lounge Chair

4 ounces freshly squeezed blood

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Thirst-Quenching Cocktails

03.21.11 by  

Thirst-Quenching Cocktails

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Friends of mine just got back from attending the Tecate 500 off road race in Mexico. They scoffed at all the attention Mexico has received, often unfairly over the last few months. Mexico is a place of many incongruities. Our newspapers shout about how dangerous it is, but here in Baja California, it’s the

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Culinary Cocktails: 2 Hot, 2 Cold

01.23.11 by  

Culinary Cocktails: 2 Hot, 2 Cold

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What happens when a man is snowbound with only his wits and his sideboard? He crafts a perfectly balanced flight of cocktails: two hot and two cool.
Passage to India
We just had some snow, about 8 inches this time. The last time it was about two feet. Everything is covered

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Milk Punch

12.20.10 by  

Milk Punch

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I love New Orleans. The last time I was there it was spring. The trees were heavy with blossoms, and the smell of flowers, beignets and chicory coffee permeated the air.
The scent of steaming hot chicory French coffee laced with nutmeg and thick frothy cream do much for my olfactories. The elusive

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3 Not-So-Classic Thanksgiving Cocktails

11.24.10 by  

3 Not-So-Classic Thanksgiving Cocktails

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Up the road from where I live is the Morristown National Historical Park. It was here that George Washington’s troops hunkered down in sub-freezing temperatures. They were starving. Yellow fever was rampant. Their frozen boots offered no relief from the ever-present chill, so the troops boiled them for soup. A horrid thought really.
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Haunted Spirits on the Rocks

10.27.10 by  

Haunted Spirits on the Rocks

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Growing up on a farm allowed me the ability to run around in the hay lofts of the many barns. My young mind would race around the possibilities of haunted houses because many of these structures were (and still are) full of spirits. I’ve seen and heard cows chewing their cud, caught the scent

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Indonesian Sunset Cocktail

09.28.10 by  

Indonesian Sunset Cocktail

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Listening to the frogs in the pond the other night while listening to the sing-song sounds of Gamelan music inspired me to create a cocktail that is unique.
This drink should be served in a tall glass with lots of ice to cool down the steamy breezes that flow from the frog-filled forest.
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Cocktails for Insomniacs

09.21.10 by  

Cocktails for Insomniacs

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This drink, code-named “The Sleepwalker’s Delight,” is of particular interest to those who, instead of sleeping, find themselves walking the floors at all hours of the night.
It’s an easy cocktail to make, especially when sleepwalking. Many of the ingredients hail to Europe, where meanderings in the nighttime are less suspect.
You won’t

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Early Fall Cocktail

09.03.10 by  

Early Fall Cocktail

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I came up with this little beauty while fishing some leaves out of my pool on an unusually cold day — what to do when it’s too chilly to swim? Make a drink.
The Early Fall Cocktail is based on the premise of a cold winter coming. Days before the Labor Day holiday, it’s

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