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Yellow Chartreuse: Sunshine and Warmth in a glass

One of the biggest revelations I’ve had about the world of cocktails is just how many monks were involved in making the secondary spirits that are such a vital part of so many drinks. Who knew that there was a veritable task force of them who worked so diligently to create these awesome recipes? And that doesn’t even include the number of them that continued to guard the recipes, keeping them a secret and ensuring that they always be followed according to…

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Monday Classics: Yellow Jacket

I received a wonderful new cocktail book as a birthday present over the weekend called Speakeasy, by Jason Kosmos and Dushan Zaric. They opened Employees Only in 2004, a Prohibition-style bar in the West Village in New York City. The book focuses on classic cocktails that have been reimagined, truly one of my favorite subjects. While looking for a cocktail that I’d be able to feature for today’s post, I came across the Yellow Jacket which had the interesting combination…

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Green Chartreuse: Into the Deep, Dark woods…

While Yellow Chartreuse is sunshine and warmth, Green Chartreuse takes you somewhere deep into the woods and inundates you with green botanicals. It almost tastes mentholated, but smooth, with its more bracing herbs toned down a bit by the barrel aging. It has a natural affinity for gin and tequila, it is one of the famous ingredients in the classic cocktail The Last Word, and it’s a favorite of Queen Elizabeth in a Champagne and Chartreuse cocktail she loves to drink. It’s…

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Friday Musings: Untangle Me

At least once a week or so we seem to come across a quote on Instagram or an article in our inboxes that pertains to the subject of how to practice non-attachment in love. Doesn’t the concept make your head hurt a bit? I know that I try to get my mind around it, but find that it can get away from me rather quickly. I think we all understand that it’s about loving without expectations, and about giving the…

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: The Golden Word

Who among us has not wished for the Midas touch where everything we come in contact with, literally or figuratively, turns to gold? Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, located in Milton, Delaware, opened in 1995 and seemed to immediately have their own Midas touch as they soon became one of the fastest growing microbreweries in the country. In 1999, they collaborated with molecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern from the University of Pennsylvania, whose specialty is researching and finding evidence for

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