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A Few Words About Jersey Lightning

When I met with cocktail journalist Robert Simonson recently to talk about his new book, The Old-Fashioned, I asked him about how he did his research. One tool that I didn’t realize was so readily available was the archives of … Continue reading

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The Price of Whiskey in America

As a whiskey aficionado of limited means, the price of things is constantly on my mind. So when I picked up a bottle of Old Forester Signature bourbon at my neighborhood liquor store for $39, I didn’t take it lightly. … Continue reading

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Barrel-Aged Cocktail Update

The first thing I did with my barrel was to make sure it was water tight. That meant filling it with water and letting the wood swell a bit. I got busy with other things and wasn’t able to drain … Continue reading

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The Magic of Smoked Agave Syrup

My obsession with the aroma and flavor of smoke has led me to some great scotches and mezcals, a smoked beer from Germany, an array of mostly disappointing bottles of liquid smoke flavoring, and a variety of smoky colognes. I … Continue reading

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Drinking Out: Thistle Hill Tavern

The first time I tried to have a seat at the bar at Park Slope’s Thistle Hill Tavern, I was foiled by a woman who shuffled in front of me and claimed the last two empty seats for her and … Continue reading

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St. Germain Cocktails

Why do I keep hearing so much about St. Germain lately? The elderflower liqueur seems to be everywhere. If you’re looking for something to do with it, bartender and blogger Jamie Boudreau has created a site to archive all the … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Year Cocktail List #2: Favorite Cocktails at Home

photo: Morgan Sheff As I wrote yesterday, I’ll be posting a few end-of-the-year lists in the cocktail category. In the first list, I talked about the best drinks that I’d had out at New York City bars over the last … Continue reading

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