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Kenny Burrell cocktail.

I’ve been entranced by the guitar stylings of Kenny Burrell at least as far back as the first time I heard his masterpiece Midnight Blue. So I offer up this libation in his honor. It spotlights (albeit subtly) Plantation’s newest … Continue reading

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Majority Holder’s Punch.

The name of this punch comes from Sid Sackson’s classic game Acquire. In the game, when two hotel chains are merged by placement of a connecting tile, the majority share holder of the liquidated hotel receives a bonus based on … Continue reading

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A genuine tiki paradise … no more?

When I first visited 3 Dots and a Dash in 2013 I wrote: “The tiki establishment that Chicago has been waiting for, as well as the one that will convince tiki skeptics to take the style seriously.” I’ve been a diehard … Continue reading

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A punch for an Oscars party: Boston Club Punch

This is the punch for my Oscars party this year, derived from David Wondrich’s wonderful book Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl Hardcover. As he notes, it is “fearsomely complex” to make. But wonderful. The recipe below … Continue reading

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Desperado cocktail.

Andy recently went to San Diego on a business trip, and while he was there spent several evenings at Puesto. He became enamored of a cocktail on their menu, the Desperado. Last night I did some reverse engineering in an … Continue reading

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Cocktail: El Son Te Llama

To be perfectly honest, I can’t remember the occasion that led to the creation of this cocktail. But I found the recipe in my notes, and rather than lose it forever I’m posting it here. It sounds delicious anyway … … Continue reading

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Dolores Gray cocktail.

A pal of mine gave me a small bottle of homemade blackberry shrub, which has inspired me to play around with it to make some cocktails. This experiment turned out quite nicely. A cooling sipper for sultry afternoons. DOLORES GRAY … Continue reading

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