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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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Brandied Cherries, a better cocktail cherry

Maraschino cherries, or at least the artificially bright red super sweet cherries that are plunked into Manhattans and nestled atop ice cream sundaes, are polarizing. They’re pretty, but their flavor is, at best, boring. Even as a kid, I tended to leave them uneaten. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Better versions of …

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