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The Doctor, a daiquiri-ish drink with Swedish Punsch

The Doctor is an old cocktail that’s taken many forms, but at its core, the drink is a celebration of Swedish punsch and some kind of citrus. Usually these days there’s a bit of rum in it as well, making it much like the modern daiquiri. Only it’s spicier and brawnier and infinitely more complex, …

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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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