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Friday Musings: Dare You to Stay

Friday Musings: Dare You to Stay

In one of my earliest blog posts I talked about vodka being the introverted spirit, as compared to gin who is always the life of the party. It makes sense, right? As any vodka distiller will tell you, the goal behind making great vodka is to produce a spirit that fades into the background, allowing the other ingredients in the cocktail to take center stage. The vodka is still essential to the drink, but it makes its contribution in a more subtle way than all the other spirits. As a fellow introvert, I can

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Making a respectable Mint Chocolate Martini. Is that even possible?

Making a respectable Mint Chocolate Martini. Is that even possible?

There’s something that’s just irresistible about the combination of mint and chocolate. You all know what I mean, right? Think about those Andes mints with the green foil wrappers… And Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies… Or how about Chocolate Peppermint bark at Christmas time?? Since we’ve spent the week talking about the role that sugar plays in an Old-Fashioned, and in a Sour, I wanted to also cover its contribution to certain types of martinis. The most die hard martini drinker will

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