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Cocktail basics

The Moscow Mule, a vodka and ginger beer classic

There’s something about a Moscow Mule that makes it a winning drink in any season. There’s the spicy, tingly, gingery heat from the ginger beer that makes it welcome in winter, and the refreshing chill of a copper mug filled with ice and a splash of lime that make it refreshing on the hottest summer …

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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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6 Things Every Home Bar Should Have

After fielding questions from a number of friends about where to begin with making cocktails, I’m starting a series that will walk you through the basics. Today, I’m starting with the basic equipment you need to make most drinks. Maybe you haven’t had a cocktail since that bad experience with tequila poppers in college. Maybe …

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