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Cocktail: You Came a Long Way from Lihue

This song has been my jam of 2019. So when I recently picked up a bottle of The Funk and successfully incorporated its bodacious eccentricity into a cocktail, naming this new mixture was a no brainer. Sip this one slowly. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai Punch

For awhile now I’ve wondered to myself if you could feasibly scale up a Mai Tai to punchbowl proportions. So for our annual Oscars party this year I gave it a whirl. I decided to use the Hawaiian Mai Tai … Continue reading

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Cocktail: Cheerful Little Earful

A concoction I put together as an experiment, it’s modestly sized but full of flavor. CHEERFUL LITTLE EARFUL 1 oz. Damoiseau Cane Rhum .5 oz. Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Dark Pineapple Rum .5 oz. Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Gold Rum .5 … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! Aperitif cocktail recipe: 2 O’CLOCK WHISTLE

Here’s what we’ll be serving as a “welcome” cocktail to our dinner guests. I tried to design a drink that was decidedly simple to make, bittersweet enough to stimulate the palate, and had a relatively low ABV (so that no … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! Cocktail: Zombie

The long, mysterious saga of the famous Zombie (b. 1934) has been recounted elsewhere with a thoroughness that still amazes me. Therefore I shall make no attempt to summarize here. (Besides, I already did that at Chicagoist years ago.) Instead … Continue reading

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Hamilton Special Daiquiri.

Ed Hamilton has brought the US a number of special rums over the years. This recipe, the final result of much tinkering, is designed to spotlight two of them. Enjoy! HAMILTON SPECIAL DAIQUIRI 2 oz. Hamilton Guyana Rum .5 oz. … Continue reading

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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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