Posts Tagged "lime juice"


The Nora Highball Cocktail Recipe When we returned from the hospital on November 4th, it felt like high time for a drink. One of us had been waiting for one for 9 months, nine hot, uncomfortable, tired and tiring months. Then she had to wait another week. Then, she endured five days of contractions to the point of utter exhaustion and excruciating pain. Somehow, all of this hardship proved worth it that miraculous moment when our baby...

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Death in the Gulf Stream Cocktail Recipe Our favorite drink from our time in Detroit was Amanda Mentzer’s Worse for Wear. We mentioned in our write-up on it last week that it’s based on a Hemingway hangover cure. Looking into it further, we discovered that the Hemingway original was in fact the product of the meeting of two of history’s titans of drink: Hemingway, of course, and Charles H. Baker. Baker was a...

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Where to Drink in Detroit: Mudgie’s Deli While sipping our Salt & Cedar at Detroit City Distillery, we asked Lee the bartender where else we should go in Detroit for a good drink. He told us that we should head to Mudgie’s, and look for Amanda at the bar, to get the best cocktails in the city; Amanda, he said, taught him everything he knew about how to mix a drink. That’s a recommendation that’s hard to...

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Barbados Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe It took some coaxing and a lot of education, but we’ve gradually become fans of rum, and more quickly fans of tiki. It’s true that tiki drinks can be a bit complicated; they take some preparation–of ingredients certainly, but even psychologically, to a certain degree. A tiki drink is an event. When we have time, we enjoy those elaborate, fanfare-filled drinks. But we don’t...

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Peychaud’s Bitters This week we turn our attention to the shelf on the bar where we keep the weird and wonderful collection of small bottles that occupy what we think of as the spice rack of our bar. The big bottles almost always get the spotlight.┬áNot this week. For the next few days, the bitters bottles take front and center. Our guide on this tour of the bitters shelf is Mark Bitterman’s (apparently that’s his...

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