Tag Archives: angostura

The Cocktail Advent Calendar-December 1st, The Walnut Old Fashioned

My tree is up and my shopping is done. I only have to write and drink all month. But before we get down to drink no#1 there are new developments in the Cocktail Advent Calendar.  If you travel down to … Continue reading

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The Bartender’s Cyber Monday

I often say, “Look, if there hasn’t been a sitcom about your profession/lifestyle, then how am I to understand you?” Community conveys that community college professors can’t own enough tweed jackets,  24 shows us that FBI agents want bullets and … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures: Classic drinks are classics for a reason, simplicity. And respect the grandma.

Simple Pleasures: Classic drinks are classics for a reason, simplicity.  And respect the grandma. Recently, I just like to make drinks out of the Mr Boston drink book.  Not true really, I haven’t opened the book since a brutish cannuk … Continue reading

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Peychaud’s, Angostura, Regan’s No. 5 and Why bitters matter, and recipes on how to make bitters.

You aren’t a bar unless you have bitters. That’s a like a kitchen without spices or sex with only that missionary position. Bitters are to cocktails what fire is to steak, but even more so. Steak tartare is delicious but … Continue reading

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