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The Perfect Kiss

The Perfect Kiss Shot

October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Infusing is the bread and water of a good cook and cocktail maker. The magic of extracting scents and aromas from almost anything to combine at our will is simply arousing. One way to speed...

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The Last Word

Maraschino Liqueur and The Last Word

September 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

I am sure you have seen the almost florescent unnatural jars of maraschino cherries in your grocery store, but this is not on our agenda for today. The original maraschino cherries come from the marasca...

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The Elixir of Long Life

The Elixir of Long Life

September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 1605, an old manuscript was given to the monks of the Carthusian Order. After careful study, the apothecarian wisdom held within this tome was distilled, quite literally, until the monks were able to create...

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Pimms Cup 4

The Pimm’s “Sippy” Cup

August 21, 2013 | 9 Comments

When I think back to my childhood, the days leading up to the first day of school were always nerve-wracking…in the best of ways. Although I went to school with nearly the same group of...

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The Story: “Watch your step,” my partner Ken says to me as we walk from the car onto the cliffs lining California’s iconic Highway 1, a gorgeous though sometimes treacherous stretch of asphalt running right...

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Homemade Blackberry liqueur

DIY Blackberry Liqueur

June 10, 2013 | 1 Comments

Summertime cooking down south means some good brisket in a smoker, slaw in the kitchen, and a cobbler in the oven. Nothing finishes out a good barbeque better than a blackberry cobbler, so in honor...

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The Menta Julep

The Menta Julep, A Branca Menta Cocktail

May 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Some of the best liqueurs, in my opinion, stem from old recipes that have been perfected over the years, and Branca Menta is no exception. This old family recipe is the result of the Branca...

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Spring Break

March 4, 2013 | 1 Comments

March is a time of renewal. Winter is inching to an end, and the sun is beginning to shine. And even with the crazy weather patterns over the last six months, a break from the...

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Bitter Bitch

February 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

We’ve all been there–young, bursting with enthusiasm and unfashionably single on Valentine’s Day.  Anywhere you go in the city, the holiday mocks you–gaudy red paper hearts in stores, pyramids of first class and dreadful chocolates...

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Edibles: Chambord Cherry Cake

December 20, 2012 | 10 Comments

The holiday season demands champagne. The two seem to go together perfectly. When you hear that cork pop, it’s like permission is being granted to have fun.  When we want to honor someone, we raise...

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