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Monday Booktails: Fée Fraîche

Monday Booktails: Fée Fraîche

Today just happens to be National Absinthe Day, so this week’s cocktail from the Experimental Cocktail Club book had to contain the elusive “green fairy” as one of its ingredients. Technically speaking, absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur, because it contains no added sugar, and it’s made by infusing alcohol with wormwood, anise, fennel, and herbs during the distillation process. It’s bottled at a high strength, has a potent licorice flavor, and since it comes in at somewhere around 120 proof, it’s

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Monday Booktails: Big Cosmo is Dead

Monday Booktails: Big Cosmo is Dead

For the next book in our Monday Booktails series, I’ve chosen The Experimental Cocktail Club written by Romée de Goriainoff, Olivier Bon, Pierre-Charles Cros, and Xavier Padovani. Yes yes, I know. That’s quite the mouthful of names. The first three gentlemen have been friends since childhood, and grew up within walking distance of one another. They opened a cocktail bar of the same name in 2007  that is credited with launching the cocktail revolution in Paris. Modeled after New York speakeasies like

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