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The History of Hot Buttered Rum

January 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

The History Like many hot drinks, hot buttered rum likely originated in Europe after the import of rum from the Jamaican colonies began. The British Royal Navy captured Jamaica in 1655 and replaced sailors’ daily...

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The History of the White Russian

December 16, 2013 | 1 Comments

The White Russian is among the most popular drinks in the country. This likely has to do with the fact that the ingredients are easy to obtain and it takes no special skills or tools...

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The History of the Hot Toddy

November 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

As cooler temperatures finally set in around most of the country, it is time to turn our attention to the cold weather favorite, the Hot Toddy. The Toddy has been coming to the rescue to...

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Brandy Alexander by Sam Henderson For The Boys Club

The History of Brandy Alexander

September 12, 2013 | 4 Comments

With roots deep in American cocktail history, the Brandy Alexander has its own story to tell. All signs indicate that the drink started as a variation of the gin-based Alexander, which made its first printed...

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The History of the Grasshopper

August 12, 2013 | 4 Comments

The Origin The story of the grasshopper is fairly cut and dry. The sweet, minty concoction began as an entry into a cocktail contest in New York City. The man behind the magic was Philibert...

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The History of the Sidecar

July 29, 2013 | 1 Comments

As with so many other cocktail stories, the story of the Sidecar is a bit vague. It seems both London and Paris want to lay claim to its origin. In both cases, the drink appeared...

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The History of Sangria

June 5, 2013 | 4 Comments

What is Sangria? The sweet, fruity summer punch that is popular around the world is back for another season. This deep, red drink that gets its name from the Spanish word for blood, sangre, has...

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The History of The Martinez at The Boys Club

The History of the Martinez

May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

What is a Martinez? The Martinez is a straightforward cocktail with a hazy history. With a blend of somewhat forgotten ingredients, this recipe, which is over 130 years old, is making a comeback. There are...

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The History of the Ramos Gin Fizz

April 18, 2013 | 1 Comments

NEWS: The Boys Club has been nominated for Saveur’s Best Cocktail Blog for 2013. Show your support for The Boys Club by voting over at Saveur. The Boys Club’s sister site, Chasing Delicious, has also...

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The History of the Bloody Mary

March 18, 2013 | 4 Comments

Everyone has their definition of what makes the perfect Bloody Mary.  Some folks think it needs to be peppery.  Some like to add in a splash of clam juice (I know, I know…it sounds kind...

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