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Irish Coffee, warming right down to your toes

When it comes to cocktails that feel cozy, it’s tough to beat classic Irish Coffee. It’s a simple mix of hot brewed coffee, sugar, whiskey, and gently whipped cream. There’s an often-told story that Irish Coffee was invented in 1943 in Foynes, Ireland when a flight bound for New York (by way of Canada—what with …

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Rusty Nail, a Scotch + Drambuie suburban sipper

The Rusty Nail is an old man drink, but it’s a much younger one than, say an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan. The latter cocktails are pre-Prohibition classics that were already popular in the 19th century, but one of the two essential components of the Rusty Nail—Drambuie—wasn’t even available commercially until 1909. And the combination …

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