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El Diablo punch.

Tasked with creating a refreshing beverage for my brother’s wedding reception recently, I did the sensible thing and made some punch. I adapted the well known and dependably delicious original recipe (which possibly originated at Trader Vic’s, c. 1946). Pretty … Continue reading

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3 things about Luis Buñuel’s THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [1972] 1. “Did you see that? That was precisely not the way to drink a dry martini.” “You’re being hard on Maurice,” she protests. “He’s a commoner. He’s uneducated.” Then Don Rafael injects, “No … Continue reading

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TWIN PEAKS-inspired cocktails for Sunday, and beyond.

Holy smokes. I can hardly believe that about 48 hours from now, I’ll be watching a new episode of Twin Peaks. You might say my socks are on fire. In fact, I believe I’m need of a drink. Or five. … Continue reading

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Diane, here are five cocktails I invented for the new season of TWIN PEAKS.

This was so much fun! It took about four weeks of tinkering, testing, tasting, and tippling but here they are: Ghostwood Cocktail My Mother’s Sister’s Girl Knotted Cherry Stem Fish in the Percolator Jacoby’s Coconut Head over to Chicagoist for … Continue reading

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3 things about W.S. Van Dyke’s ANOTHER THIN MAN

Another Thin Man [1939] 1. He pauses from his highball to unlatch the trunk for her. 2. A pen full of babies. 3. She suddenly transforms into a tough-talking dame. 3 other things.

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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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