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Drink recipes, both with alcohol and without. Lots of craft cocktails, but also homemade soda syrups, lemonade, and more.

Holiday Cocktails, festive drinks for winter

Holiday gatherings are usually the perfect time to share a drink with friends and family. In 2020, things are looking a bit different. We may need to toast each other virtually or outdoors (maybe with an Irish Coffee or some other warm drink). Still, I hope you and yours find some good cheer! Here is …

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Fall and Winter Cocktails, cold weather sippers

These fall and winter cocktails are welcome when the air turns cold. I’m not fussy about what’s seasonally appropriate, and if you want a gin & tonic in the middle of November, go right ahead. But I tend to think of that as a quintessentially summer drink. This collection tends toward darker hued liquors like …

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The Negroni, a bright and bitter classic cocktail

I first encountered the Negroni during my junior year of college when I was studying abroad in Italy. I was in Siena for a long weekend away from my program in Rome, and while my friends and I sat on the ground of the clam-shell shaped Piazza del Campo in the center of town enjoying …

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French 75, a bubbly classic cocktail

Ah, let’s get to it. The French 75: the third most well-known Champagne cocktail after the Mimosa and the Bellini. But to me, it far surpasses those other drinks, in part because it’s fortified with some harder stuff. Whether that hard stuff should be gin or cognac is a matter of debate. It’s a classic …

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The Dry Martini, the most enduring classic cocktail

Anyone who regularly orders a Martini rarely just orders a Martini. They have the specs for the drink they want in their head, and they tell the bartender how they like it. Whether it’s a Vodka Martini, straight-up, stirred, with three olives or a Gin Martini, very dry with a lemon twist, it’s a drink …

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Irish Coffee, warming right down to your toes

When it comes to cocktails that feel cozy, it’s tough to beat classic Irish Coffee. It’s a simple mix of hot brewed coffee, sugar, whiskey, and gently whipped cream. There’s an often-told story that Irish Coffee was invented in 1943 in Foynes, Ireland when a flight bound for New York (by way of Canada—what with …

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