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Archives for Cocktails-

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New and Refreshing, the “Lingonberry Cosmo”

by Jason Lightner February 27th, 2015| Cocktails
While many of us are content to make the same old cocktails time and time again, endlessly stocking our refrigerators and pantries with the juices of cranberries, oranges, and tomatoes, some are looking to break the mold of traditional cocktail creation. After all, it's only through experimentation and adventure that we find
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A Twist on an Old Favorite, the “Sour Manhattan”

by Jason Lightner February 20th, 2015| Cocktails
There's nothing like a good Manhattan — the quintessential cocktail born at the New York club of the same name, this is a drink that withstood the test of time, time and time again.

There's not a lot that hasn't been said about this drink already (and certainly by folks
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Frank and Candid, “Beer and a Smoke”

by Jason Lightner February 13th, 2015| Cocktails
As I sit here, listening to Silverchair's "Tomorrow," I'm thinking back to my younger years when my beverage forays were not quite as filled with complexity and intrigue. Indeed, it used to be that you could simply pop open a beer and enjoy a smoke in your favorite dive
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The Long Island Gets Weird, the “Blue Motorcycle”

by Jason Lightner February 6th, 2015| Cocktails
Long a fan of drinks with a multitude of ingredients, I found immense pleasure and joy knowing that, sometimes, you can throw the entire cabinet into a cocktail shaker and come away happy. Indeed, the Long Island Iced Tea, born out of the 70s' fascination with complex mixology and the
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For the Morning After, The Perfect “Screwdriver”

by Jason Lightner January 30th, 2015| Cocktails
A well-known recipe, for certain, the Screwdriver has been a favorite remedy among both those who enjoy a good brunch, and those who might have enjoyed a bit too much alcohol during the previous night. Both a dubious hangover cure and a deliciously refreshing beverage, the Screwdriver has been a
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Simple Intentions, Mountain Dew and Whiskey

by Jason Lightner January 23rd, 2015| Cocktails
Here's a little known fact for you to take back to your friends: Mountain Dew, everyone's favorite extreme soft drink, was originally created as a mixer, mainly for whiskey.

Indeed, gamers, teenagers, and extreme sports enthusiasts around the globe have, for decades now, been flocking to a drink that, for
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Smoky and Savory, Tequilas’ “Te-Kil-A Mockingbird”

by Jason Lightner January 16th, 2015| Cocktails
The second in our look at cocktails from the hip and posh Tequilas restaurant in Center City Philadelphia, this cocktail featurette mixes the saline bite of a reposado tequila with the intense smokiness of mezcal, and tops it off with the bubbly effervescence of sparkling wine to bring an unforgettable
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Light and Fragrant, Tequilas’ “Roses Margarita”

by Jason Lightner January 9th, 2015| Cocktails
Always fans of new and interesting destinations, my wife and I decided to check out this place in the heart of Center City Philadelphia called Tequilas. Much more than a simple tequileria, Tequilas has been around since 1986 and serves up exquisite Mexican food alongside an incredible selection of
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Festive & Delightful, Jerry Thomas’ “Cider Punch”

by Jason Lightner January 2nd, 2015| Cocktails
The holiday season is over, and yet there is still time left for quite a few incredible evenings. As the bitter frost of winter grows ever so steadily in and around certain locales, now more than ever we're looking for warming refreshment to whisk away the chill from our bones. For festive
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Crisp and Refreshing, the “Irish Buck”

by Jason Lightner December 26th, 2014| Cocktails
As we've been on a sort of Irish whiskey bender here lately, I figure we might have a look at one of my favorite concoctions — whiskey and ginger ale.

Often times, when I'm out with friends or family, I have trouble deciding what to have. It seems like everyone
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A Stunning Gin Cocktail, In Riva’s “Bruni”

by Jason Lightner December 19th, 2014| Cocktails
It may feel like winter for much of North America, but that's not stopping some intrepid beverage enthusiasts from enjoying ice cold refreshment at one of Philadelphia's most popular restaurants, In Riva.

Nestled at the bottom of the hills of East Falls, right next to the Schuylkill River, In Riva
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A Taste of the Holidays, Exploring Eggnog

by Jason Lightner December 12th, 2014| Cocktails
I can still vividly remember visits to my grandfather's home for the holidays. The mountains of West Virginia are crisp and frosty this time of year, and for a child, there's nothing quite like sitting beside a roaring campfire, roasting marshmallows, and talking about the wonderful gifts that Santa
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