Posts Tagged "vodka"


The Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe We once made our own limoncello. It was delicious, and not at all complicated to make. And we’ve never done it again. While not technically difficult, it was a lot of work, in the form of zesting many, many, many lemons. While there’s a certain pride in making something yourself, there’s also wisdom in recognizing that it’s easier to let the professionals do it, to at least...

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Where to Drink in DC: Iron Gate for Brunch Veteran’s Day 2015 was a happy day for us. We’d moved to DC at the end of that summer, and after a couple of months of settling in, making our way through the government HR and clearance process (for one of us), and searching for a job (for the other), we had both started our new jobs. Veteran’s Day was our first holiday as DC workers. Back in Boston, Veteran’s Day is...

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Where You Should Be Drinking in Orlando: Aku Aku Tiki Bar + Tigerfucker Cocktail Recipe I’ve been to Downtown Disney a few times–not bad at all for being a park entrance and gift shop. I have to admit that I wasn’t even aware that there is also an actual downtown Orlando. I was in Orlando last week at a conference, and finding myself with a few spare minutes between the conference and the flight, I of course did a...

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Rinomato Orange Liqueur We’ve spent our week tasting bottles sent to us by our new friends at Fasel Shenstone, and comparing them to similar old favorites. We have to say that Fasel Shenstone has done quite well; the worst they’ve done in any round is a draw. Today is a little different. Our other three tastings have been vermouths, two of which have been traditional ones from Spanish houses. Today, we have a modern,...

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Where We’ve Been Drinking: Chicago’s Monteverde While we enjoyed our investigation of suburban cocktails over the holiday week, we couldn’t bear being so close to such a great city as Chicago without at least checking in. So, we took a brief side trip to get a little taste of the city as well. While we find downtown Chicago¬†particularly¬†delightful in the summer, it’s still pretty great in the winter; and that...

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