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Monday Classics: The Brandy Daisy

Monday Classics: The Brandy Daisy

Back in the spring I wrote a Monday Classics post about a cocktail called the Whiskey Daisy. The Daisies are a family or category of drinks – like a fizz or a sour – that are structured in a certain way. They begin with a base spirit, add in some citrus and a flavored liquid sweetener, and can be served up in a cocktail glass, or on the rocks where they are often topped with a bit of club soda. The daisy that we’re all most familiar with is the Margarita (the Spanish word for daisy), which contains tequila

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Celestial Cocktail #4: In Love and War

Celestial Cocktail #4: In Love and War

Long the subject of science fiction for us, the planet that occupies the 4th position from the sun is none other than Mars. Much of the wonder about the so-called “red planet” has been centered around the question as to whether or not it has ever been able to sustain life, or will ever be able to do so in the future. With temperatures ranging from -225 degrees to +70, and a poisonous atmosphere consisting of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and argon, the answer to that question would

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Celestial Cocktail #3: On Which All Life Depends

Celestial Cocktail #3: On Which All Life Depends

Situated between Venus and Mars, Earth sits in the third position from the sun and is the fifth largest planet in the solar system. It is a terrestial planet, along with Mercury, Venus, and Mars, defined by its molten metal core, and a surface comprised of variable features like volcanoes, mountains, and valleys. It travels around the sun in 365.25 days and spins on its own axis every 24 hours, far more practical than the day/night cycle on Venus where you’ll wait 243 days for your morning coffee. We’ve

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Monday Classics: The Local Healer

Monday Classics: The Local Healer

I know that you’re looking at the name of this drink and saying “I know of no such classic cocktail,” and you are correct because there isn’t one with that particular name. There is, however, a classic called the Penicillin, about which I’ve written two blog posts because it happens to be one of my favorites. It’s considered a modern day classic because it was first developed by Sam Ross of Milk and Honey and Attaboy fame, both renowned cocktail bars in NYC, and it now appears on drink

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Celestial Cocktail #2: Morning Star, Evening Star

Celestial Cocktail #2: Morning Star, Evening Star

Our next planet in the Celestial Cocktail Series is Venus, which sits between Earth and Mercury, occupying the second position from the sun. In terms of size, Venus is almost exactly the same as Earth, so if we once again compare the sun to the size of a six foot door, Earth and Venus would both be nickels. With the most circular orbit in the solar system, Venus travels around the sun every 225 Earth days in a backwards motion, from east to west, rather than west to east like every other planet

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