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Amaretto Sour

May 30th, 2013 · No Comments

I love this recipe. It’s a much maligned drink by cocktail snobs but, look, it’s good. 1 1/2 amaretto 3/4 oz bourbon 1 oz fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. 2:1 simple syrup

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Long Island Iced Tea

March 13th, 2013 · No Comments

OK, this cocktail is one to be careful with. It’s also one where you can use cheap alcohol and it tastes just the same as using high end stuff. It’s delicious but serve judiciously. 1/2 oz vodka 1/2 oz gin 1/2 oz rum 1/2 oz tequila 1/2 oz triple sec 3/4 oz simple syrup 3/4 oz [...]

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The Michelada Beer Cocktail

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Here’s one for lovers of beer, Mexico and things spicy…the Michelada, a classic beer cocktail. But first, don’t be put off by the ingridents. They come together in a flavorful, refreshing way that’s perfect for a lazy summer time evening. First, start with a glassful of ice. Squeeze in 1 lime. Add two bar spoons [...]

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The Rob Roy

February 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

The Rob Roy is a nice when you need a break from your regular Manhattan. I use the same proportions but instead of Angostura bitters trade in the Peychauds. Its cherry notes lends a nice touch to the Scotch’s smokiness 2 ounces blended Scotch 1 ounce sweet Vermouth a few dashes of Peychaud bitters Stir [...]

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The Old Cuban (Mojito Especialidad)

January 24th, 2013 · No Comments

I call this cocktail by either name. Officially, it’s The Old Cuban. But really, it’s a special Mojito. These require a slight bit of work but are very much worth it. In a glass, put 4-6 mint leaves. Then pour in 3/4 of an ounce of simple syrup and 3/4 of an ounce of lime [...]

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The Classic Champagne Cocktail

January 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

I’m not much of a champagne/sparking wine fan. I always thought it a bit of a disappointment to toast in the new year with a drink I didn’t appreciate. Champagne by itself always seems a bit thin, not very complex and most are overly dry for my tastes.  That’s where the Champagne cocktail comes in. I [...]

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Introducing The Elusive Cow Signature Cocktail

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Last night, we introduced The Elusive Cow’s signature cocktail. It’s best if saved for after dinner as you can see by the ingridents. Building it is fairly simple: Into a cocktail shaker put ice then 1 part Kahlua, 1 part Naughty Cow Milk Chocolate liqueur and 1 part Amaretto.  Give it a good shake and then [...]

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The French 75

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

This cocktail is fairly simple to make and – on the taste side – quite refreshing. 1 ounce Plymouth gin (cognac is sometimes used) 3/4 ounce simple syrup 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice 3 ounces Champagne spiral lemon peel, for garnish Chill your glass first. Put everything except for the Champagne into a cocktail shaker [...]

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Bloody Maria Recipe

January 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

As most people know, I hate vodka. I can go over the reasons here but you’re not looking for a rant.  You’re looking for a recipe. The Bloody Mary is good but the inclusion of vodka doesn’t add anything to it. No flavor, smell or color, right? Tequila, on the other hand, does nicely with [...]

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Advice for Woman: How a man drinks

December 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Ladies, When out in a drinking establishment, you can tell a lot about a man by how he drinks. If he’s downs a cheap shot quickly (or pre-maturely) and then slams the glass on the bar and turns to ‘high-five’ one of his buddies, that should give you an idea of how he does everything. [...]

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