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The Righteous Cocktail, the Bitter Handshake and bridging the gap of craft bartending to shots of Jager

The Righteous Cocktail, the Bitter Handshake and bridging the gap of craft bartending to shots of Jager The most ordered drink on the cocktail menu at Mistral Kitchen is a drink called the Bitter Handshake,  In case you prefer less … Continue reading

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John Cameron Mitchell, my new favorite cocktail and the John Cameron Mitchell cocktail.

John Cameron Mitchell, my new favorite cocktail and the John Cameron Mitchell cocktail. My new favorite cocktail just got a name on my freezing cold rainy bike ride home from work:  I shall call it the John Cameron  Cocktail.  Just … Continue reading

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The Classic Cocktails on the list at Mistral Kitchen

The Classic Cocktails on the list at Mistral Kitchen My dog died, I mourned with a bottle, I got a new job, survived the holidays and put out a new cocktail list.  I thought the easiest way to begin to … Continue reading

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I only have enough time to drink the good stuff: a last meal with my best friend.

I only have enough time to drink the good stuff: a last meal with my best friend. Whenever someone is in my bar, pining over their next drink, I frequently say, “need I remind you of the transient and fleeting … Continue reading

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Evan Martin: youngster, bartender, Helot, will be your judge

Evan Martin:  youngster, bartender, Helot, will be your judge Sparta Young Spartans had to prove themselves worthy of being Spartans.  To prove themselves, they were cut as infants with their cries judged, trained in combat, ruthlessly beaten throughout their lives, … Continue reading

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Credit Card Companies Fuck Small Business in the Ass

Credit Card Companies Fuck Small Business in the Ass I had to say it, I actually went 5 whole blog posts without using a four letter word.   I wasn’t holding back, it just happened?  Dear reader, think not that … Continue reading

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Waste not, want not, not beaten to death. or: The Porto Flip and how to make if better with poached pears.

When asked if he, “recycled bread, “ the process by which a busser or waiter takes un used bread from one table to a new table with some slight of hand, Jacque Pepin replied, “no, “ then smiling, added, “but … Continue reading

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What is the “buy back” policy and how does it work?

What is the “buy back” policy and how does it work? I got accidental drunk last night. That is the kind when your girlfriend if a bit upset about your lateness and wobble. I went to a speakeasy, while talking … Continue reading

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Bartenders in Lego and the lessons they teach

I have 3 hobbies, booze, bikes and legos. For those that don’t know, there I said it, I love legos, I am out of the plastic closet. This weekend was northwest Brick Con and I got me thinking about making … Continue reading

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Mixmo: Dizzy Dairy, Angel Tits, pousse Cafes and Whipped Irish Cream

I could talk on and on the Ramos fizz, (don’t say gin in the title and people will order it more) or about dry shaking or about my recent interest in drinking a whole egg in a Polish beer, but … Continue reading

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