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Vieux Carré, a rich + spirit-forward classic

The Vieux Carré is what it would look like if the Manhattan had an eccentric, worldly, New Orleanian great aunt. It’s rich and spirit forward with a split base of rye and cognac. Like the Manhattan it also gets rounded out with sweet vermouth. But unlike her straight-laced nephew, the Vieux Carré has an unruly …

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The Boulevardier, a Negroni for whiskey fans

The Boulevardier is a regular around these parts. It’s a drink that straddles the line between Negroni and Manhattan. Depending on how you frame it, it’s either a Negroni with whiskey swapped in for the gin or a Manhattan with half of the sweet vermouth swapped out for bitter Campari. It’s welcome cocktail, especially in …

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Dusk on the Prairie: gin + grapefruit + layers of flavor

This post is a sponsored partnership with Prairie Organic Spirits I like a good cocktail. Especially when it’s a pretty one with gin with juniper and sage notes, sweet-tart grapefruit, orange liqueur, bubbles, and a layer of deep red Angostura bitters over the top. It’s a drink I’m calling Dusk on the Prairie. A name …

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Clarified English Milk Punch, clear and cold

The words “milk punch” might be deceiving here. This isn’t a rich, creamy heavy drink like eggnog. Rather it’s a clarified milk punch, an English style of milk punch that David Wondrich, in his excellent book Punch, tells us dates back to 1711, in which you intentionally curdle the milk with citrus and through the strange …

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