Category Archives: Rob Roy

Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 17th, Buddha’s Hand, Dealer’s Choice

Be desire-less and expect austerity. Once a year a crazy Southeast Asian citron comes on the market called a Buddha’s Hand.  This fruit’s history is quite impressive as it seems to have traveled most of the known world before written … Continue reading

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The Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 16th, Eggnog

A drunk kid at the university of college one day said, “art is what separates us from animals.”  That is fine and dandy if you live in a dorm and have a pony tale.  But I was in a coffee … Continue reading

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The Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 14th, Bourbon Furnace

Today’s Cocktail Advent Calendar is a real simple one, the Bourbon Furnace.  I like to imagine this was a cocktail that originated as: bourbon, “instead of a,” furnace because this warms you up without changing your heating bill.  Long story, … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 13th, The Hot Toddy

Today’s Cocktail Advent Calendar begins with a line in the sand and a threat of war.  It pains me to make this threat because is is against those in the trade that cares for me most, the baristas.  Baristas, I … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 12th, The Improved Stinger

The Stinger is a cocktail that has been falling out of favor for about 60 years now.  This is really a huge miss for bartenders looking for an easy out.  But today’s Cocktail Advent Calendar will invite you to remember the … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 11, The Applejack Rabbit

Today’s Cocktail Advent Calendar is a victory lap for new Rob Roy bartender Zach.  I heard He and Anu did 100 Spanish Coffees last Sunday, and that zach was making them 3 at time.  This is not some Paul Bunyan story … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 10th, The Tom & Jerry

Today’s Cocktail Advent Calendar is a very special cocktail: the Tom & Jerry.  It is a special cocktail because Anu’s bar, where I work, Rob Roy,  is named for a cocktail, named for a musical, named for a Scottish folk hero,  and the Tom … Continue reading

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