Mint Julep
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Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a cocktail associated with the Southern states of the US in general and with the Kentucky Derby in particular. Over the weekend of that horse racing event, about 120,000 Mint Juleps […]

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The Scofflaw Cocktail

At the start of the third decade of the twentieth century, the US enacted Prohibition. This made it illegal to manufacture, transport, or sell alcohol. There were some exceptions; wine could be made for Communion […]

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The Martini

The Martini is a simple cocktail with just two ingredients; Gin and Dry Vermouth. It should be stirred with ice and served straight-up in a chilled Martini glass. A garnish of lemon peel or olives […]

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National Rum Day

August 16 was National Rum Day. It was also a fairly warm day. These two facts provided inspiration for me to make a Daiquiri. At some point, the name Daiquiri became associated with large, blended, […]

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Margarita

The Margarita is America’s best-selling cocktail. The name is Spanish for Daisy; a style of cocktail that was popular in the pre-prohibition US. The modern Margarita cocktail is not a Daisy, as it lacks the […]

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Sidecar

The Sidecar is a cocktail that was created towards the end of the First World War. As with many cocktails, there are competing origin stories; one claiming that it was invented in Paris and another […]