Tag Archives: Gin

Dutch Negroni

Genever is so much fun to play with in a variety of cocktails. Many classic gin-based drinks originally contained genever, rather than the London Dry that is so ubiquitous today, so the substitution lends an added layer of complexity and … Continue reading

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Gin Basil Smash

After Derek Brown (@betterdrinking) tweeted about making a Gin Basil Smash using fresh basil from his garden, my curiosity was piqued. It turns out that this fresh herbal cocktail is the perfect way to kick off the start of summer. … Continue reading

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Ultimate Cocktail Challenge Results

Although I should be studying, I’ve been browsing the results from the 2011 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge. I found the Classic Cocktail Results especially interesting, since as an amateur I’m far from mastering what spirits work best for certain cocktails. These … Continue reading

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Blogging Through Boozehound: The Improved Gin Cocktail

The Improved Gin Cocktail is an appropriate choice to try as my second selection out of the pages of Jason Wilson’s Boozehound because it exemplifies what is so great about this book. Before reading it, I had never even heard … Continue reading

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Blogging Through Boozehound: The Negroni

Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits by Jason Wilson is one of the more enjoyable books I’ve read in a while. Wilson is the spirits writer for the Washington Post, and the … Continue reading

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Classic Cocktails: Gimlets

I was shopping in Target of all places and saw a bottle of Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice, and it reminded me that I had really wanted to try making a Gimlet. A quick note of Rose’s, it is exactly what … Continue reading

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