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Episode 18: Go Big or Go Home –...

Episode 18:  Go Big or Go Home – Alamagoozlum

With this episode, we’re going back to the front of the book to a cocktail we’ve done previously, but as we continue the mission to convert all of the previous episodes to the new format, we learn a lot more about these bygone beverages and have a ton of fun in the process. The name […]

Episode 17: Three Sheets to the Wind ...

Episode 17: Three Sheets to the Wind – Navy Grog

Grog sounds like the name of a caveman, but if you have any knowledge of the drink it might drum up images of being on a pirate ship. With good reason too. In the early incarnation you drank your watered-down 18th century rum from Admiral Vernon and you got back to work. Maybe a little […]

Episode 13: Going Way Back to Long Is...

Cocktails are all about crafting, sipping, and enjoying the experience. To many, creating a cocktail is equivalent to cooking a fine meal. Raw ingredients carefully mixed to generate a taste that is to be savored, to be discussed for the nuances of the flavors and the way the ingredients play off one another. And then […]

Episode 10: Papa’s Poison ̵...

Episode 10: Papa’s Poison – The Daiquiri (and its kin)

Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares. If you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars. — Ernest Hemingway   When we did this episode originally we focused on the Hemingway Daiquiri. In our book “Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails” there is a La Floridita Daiquiri, which apparently […]

Episode 9: The Little Lie – The Cuba ...

Episode 9: The Little Lie – The Cuba Libre

I learned a lot this episode. With this mixed drink I learned more about Cuba, Coca-Cola, the Spanish American War and the Cuban Revolution and I learned that the standard rum and Coke originally had a different name. The Cuba Libre is essentially a rum and Coke with lime juice added. I had no idea […]

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