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Cocktail basics

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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