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Month: June 2017

Monday Classics: The Penicillin

Monday Classics: The Penicillin

I first talked about the modern classic cocktail called The Penicillin in a blog post back in November. Created in 2005 by Sam Ross, one the major early influencers of the cocktail renaissance movement and bartender at Milk & Honey on Manhatten’s Lower East Side, this cocktail is a smooth and smoky blend of two different Scotch whiskies, ginger, lemon, and honey syrup. There’s something about The Penicillin that I find to be incredibly soothing. Whether it’s the medicinal notes of the Scotch or the

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Friday Musings: The Black Lodge

Friday Musings: The Black Lodge

I hope that when you look at this cocktail, you hear the beautiful synths of Angelo Badalamenti and I hope you smell those Douglas Firs. I hope that when you look at this cocktail, you see Twin Peaks. Being the son of a cocktail aficionado and overall creative genius has its many perks. I am often running to my mom and asking her to make me custom designed cocktails and I finally found a winner when I asked her to make one based on the return of Twin Peaks.

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Zodiac Cocktail #11: Bring Water

Zodiac Cocktail #11: Bring Water

We’ve almost reached the end of our Zodiac Cocktail series! Second to last is the sign of Aquarius which extends from January 20 through February 18. I know quite a few Aquarians who have been waiting patiently for their post and their cocktail, and I’m so happy to finally bring it to them. The sign of Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of unpredictable and innovative energy, and its element is air which is most often associated with intellectuals who have no trouble thinking along abstract lines. The

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Monday Classics: The Negroni

Monday Classics: The Negroni

There was never a question as to what the Monday Classic would be on this particular date since today marks the start of Negroni Week. Originally launched in 2013 as a collaboration between Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Negroni week has raised nearly $900,000 for charitable causes since then. There were originally just 100 venues participating and that number has since grown to nearly 6,000. To participate, venues sign up at negroniweek.com and then make an immediate donation to charity each

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Friday Musings: Pessimist or Optimist?

Friday Musings: Pessimist or Optimist?

This is one of those Friday Musings posts where the drink comes before the actual idea of what I’m writing about and I have to figure out how to tie the two together. Today’s cocktail was created by James Yoakum, the chief distiller and owner of Cooper River Distillers in Camden NJ, for a collaborative event with Philadelphia’s Bearings Coffee that’s occurring at the distillery today, complete with live music and a food truck. The drink is a smooth blend of their Copper & Vine brandy, distilled completely from New

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