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Monday Booktails: Get Buck in Here

Monday Booktails: Get Buck in Here

In last week’s Monday Booktails post we talked about the Experimental Cocktail Club written by Olivier Bon, Pierre-Charles Cros, Romée de Goriainoff, and Xavier Padovani, four longtime friends who are also the owners of a number of bars of the same name. Today’s cocktail is from the Experimental Cocktail Club in the Chinatown district of London, the fourth bar that this group opened and their first venture outside of Paris. As I said last week, this is an absolutely gorgeous book about cocktails that is

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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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Monday Booktails: Fog Cutter

Monday Booktails: Fog Cutter

For my third and final cocktail from Smuggler’s Cove by Martin and Rebecca Cate, I decided to go with the Fog Cutter, one of the drinks they have listed in a special section called Eight Essential Exotic Elixirs. In a book with over 300 pages packed with recipes and everything you could possibly want to know about tiki drinks, this would have been a difficult chapter to pass up. The Fog Cutter makes the list along with fellow classics like the Mai Tai, the Zombie, and Planter’s Punch. So what made me

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Monday Booktails: Agricole Guava Cooler

Monday Booktails: Agricole Guava Cooler

This week’s Monday Booktails post is once again from the book Smuggler’s Cove by Martin and Rebecca Cate. I have to admit that I’m truly enjoying reading through this treasure trove of tiki information and cocktails, especially at this incredibly cold and dreary time of the year. I chose today’s recipe because I thought that it would give me the opportunity to try a rhum agricole (agricultural rum) from Martinique, made from sugar cane instead of molasses. Because the sugar cane begins

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Monday Booktails: Callaloo Cooler

Monday Booktails: Callaloo Cooler

This week’s Callaloo Cooler is from the tiki cocktail book Smuggler’s Cove by Martin and Rebecca Cate, owners and co-founders of the famous tiki bar of the same name in San Francisco. I love this book for several reasons. It’s comprehensive. It covers everything from the history of the tiki movement and the first of the classic cocktails that would become its signature drinks, right up through the modern renaissance that’s occurring right now. It’s loaded with recipes (at least 100 of them) that are

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