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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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Irish Complexity, “The Blarney Stone”

by Jason Lightner December 5th, 2014| Cocktails
As we've taken a look at several whiskies over the past few weeks, I've taken quite a liking to whiskey cocktails and the incredible versatility of the spirit as a whole. When I was younger, it was far too easy to view whiskey as something that only old men
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Poetic Justice, the “Bobby Burns”

by Jason Lightner November 28th, 2014| Cocktails
This one comes courtesy of one of my favorite recipe and history books, "The Ultimate Bar Book" by Mittie Hellmich. After researching this particular cocktail, I realized that this one might not be breaking news for the rest of the imbibing world, but it was certainly news to me,
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Smoky and Sweet, “The Mezcal Old Fashioned”

by Jason Lightner November 21st, 2014| Cocktails
I've been accused on more than one occasion of being a minimalist. Indeed, it's difficult to justify all of the pomp and circumstance which surrounds the creation of more than a few classic and contemporary cocktails. I'd usually much rather pour liquor into a glass and lift it to
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Something to Abide By – “The White Russian”

by Jason Lightner November 14th, 2014| Cocktails
Since we're taking a look at a vodka this week, I figured we may as well peek at one of my favorite vodka cocktails as well. This one traditionally includes dairy, but for those of us who might be lactose intolerant or of the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, we've got an

Sweet and Savory, “The Godfather”

by Jason Lightner November 7th, 2014| Cocktails
Having been the recipient of a fair number of bottles of booze courtesy of turning one year wiser (and not at all less handsome), I'm excited to try out a number of fantastic cocktail recipes I've had on the back burner for quite a while. Having a fully stocked

The Redneck Mimosa

by Jason Lightner October 31st, 2014| Cocktails
Last week we talked about Mama Walker's Maple Bacon Liqueur and its role in helping us craft a fantastic and offbeat Bloody Mary. We're going to deviate from the savory this week, but remain squarely in the brunch seat. You see, brunch is a big staple here in the City

An Eclectic Bloody Mary, “Mama’s Ruby Shoes”

by Jason Lightner October 24th, 2014| Cocktails
It was on clearance and I simply had to get it.

That's a line that might be familiar with some of our readers. That feeling when you see a discounted price and, no matter what your better judgement is telling you, you simply need to make that purchase.

This is the

Root Beer Float Cocktail — Minus the Ice Cream

by Michele October 17th, 2014| Cocktails, Mixed Drinks
How can you have a root beer float without the ice cream, you might be asking yourself.  It is pretty simple.  In fact, there's a chewing gum that's root beer float flavored.  Having tried it, I can vouch that it tastes pretty similar to the soda and ice cream
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Wine Smoothie? Wine Slushie? Just Call It Yummy

by Michele October 10th, 2014| Cocktails, Frozen Drinks
We had a heat wave the last weekend in September. Well, not really a heat wave, but the temperature was in the mid 80s on Saturday and Sunday with mostly sunny skies. That feels pretty warm in New Hampshire at the end of September.  So, after a day spent
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Orange and Vanilla Frozen Treat Cocktail

by Michele October 3rd, 2014| Cocktails, Mixed Drinks
We have a bottle of Licor 43 in our bar that taunts me.  When I am feeling creative and want to make something besides a spiced rum and diet Coke or gin and tonic, I look at the various liqueurs we have.  One of those is Licor 43.  I
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