Category Archives: Warm Drinks

Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 20th, Irish Coffee

The Irish coffee will be treated differently than the other drinks on the Cocktail Advent Calendar. Almost every other cocktail that we’ve worked with this month we’ve dressed up. We’ve taken a classic not very good cocktail, substituted good ingredients, … 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 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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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 8th, The French Connection

Today’s Cocktail Advent Calendar is another one of those, “you have to look it up every time some one orders it” cocktails. I’ve only made the French Connection at a few different points in my bartending career that seem like … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 7th, The Curbside Cider

**disclaimer** I often write a little bit buzzed but I just got back from a super novacaine dentist vist, so this blog will have the brevity of pain and the typos of a before noon scotch. I pretty much have … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 6th, Grog

Last Friday the Cocktail Advent Calendar gave us Vin Brule, a warm wine based drink, a potent tipple to share with your kin.  This Tuesday is a cannon blast of Grog, a hot rum blooded gulper to get lit up … Continue reading

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