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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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The Dry Martini, the most enduring classic cocktail

Anyone who regularly orders a Martini rarely just orders a Martini. They have the specs for the drink they want in their head, and they tell the bartender how they like it. Whether it’s a Vodka Martini, straight-up, stirred, with three olives or a Gin Martini, very dry with a lemon twist, it’s a drink …

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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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The Clover Club, a cocktail with gin + lemon + raspberry

Dan and I have been spending our evenings more often than not lately listening to jazz and sipping cocktails, sitting in the part of our apartment we lovingly call the library because of its enormous bookshelf on one wall, with our feet up and our and our eyes fixed on our respective laptops. Sometimes we …

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