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Gin and Tonic

Friday Night Cocktail: Gin and Tonic

On a hot summer day, there is no drink I would rather have than a Gin and Tonic. So I’ve been drinking a lot of them lately, which finally gave me the impetus to make my own tonic syrup, which is then combined with club soda to produce tonic water. The defining feature of tonic […]

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Amour en fuite

Friday Night Cocktail: L’Amour en fuite

L’Amour en fuite (“Love on the Run”) is the creation of talented Canadian mixologist Jamie Boudreau, who currently works in Seattle at Canon. It’s one of the first cocktails he made when St. Germain elderflower liqueur was initially released, and is a perfect example of his Golden Ratio. (In fact, a drink with the same […]

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Sunflower cocktail

Friday Night Cocktail: Sunflower

I’ve written about variations on the Corpse Reviver No. 2 before, but just recently happened across another one that’s worth mentioning: the Sunflower Cocktail. Created by Sam Ross of New York’s Milk & Honey, it’s a straight-up substitution – akin to a “minimal pair” in phonology – replacing only the Lillet with St. Germain elderflower liqueur. St. Germain […]

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Aviation Cocktail

Friday Night Cocktail: Aviation

In pretty much any field of experience, there are signals you can send to let other people know that you’re part of the “in” crowd. In the cocktail world, it sometimes involves ordering specific drinks, or drinks that feature specific ingredients, which are usually trendy, obscure, or both. This is often referred to as a […]

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Pegu Club 1

Friday Night Cocktail: Pegu Club

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this drink yet, because it was one of the first ones I fell in love with when I started getting serious about cocktails. In fact, the desire to make this cocktail was probably the impetus behind me acquiring my first bottle of orange bitters. In part, my interest […]

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French 75

Friday Night Cocktail: French 75

Although I’m a firm believer in drinking champagne and other sparkling wines at any time, there’s no denying that they’re great for celebrating, too. And there are few better reasons to celebrate than ringing out the old year and ringing in the new. If you find yourself with some extra bubbly (or some leftover that’s […]

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Summer syrup series: Lime cordial

My past Friday Night Cocktail posts have more-or-less reflected simply what I’m drinking at the time, with no particular overarching theme. For the next few weeks, that’s going to change, as I launch the Summer Syrup Series. Syrups are an indispensable part of mixology, and have been ever since the days of Jerry Thomas. Early […]

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Clover Club

Friday Night Cocktail: Clover Club

Although winter has held on for too long this year, spring finally seems to have set up shop, and my drinking habits are making their seasonal shift from brown spirits to white. And since it’s Easter weekend, what could be more appropriate than a drink with eggs? I’ve written about certain egg-based cocktails before, but […]

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Corpse Reviver No. 2

Friday Night Cocktail: Corpse Reviver No. 2 (with variations)

Substantially less macabre than its name implies, the Corpse Reviver No. 2 is a classic’s classic, dating back at least to the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. As such, more illustrious cocktail writers than I have covered this drink extensively, most of them including the obligatory, humorous Savoy quote – “Four of these taken in swift […]

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Gin Bramble

Friday Night Cocktail: Gin Bramble

It’s a rare cocktail whose lineage can be definitively traced back to its original creator. This is no less true of drinks from the recent past than those dating from the 19th century, as the murky history of the Cosmopolitan shows. The Gin Bramble, however, is one such drink: we know, with as much certainty […]

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