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The Return of Ojen – The Ojen Special

Ojen Special 1 ½ oz Ojen  2-3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters 1 teaspoon sugar or dash simple syrup 2-3 oz seltzer water Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice.  Stir well, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Suggested Reading:  … Continue reading

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Celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s Birthday!

Today is Ernest Hemingway’s 116th birthday, so why not celebrate it in style with an authentic Hemingway cocktail? As I write this, hundreds of Hemingway enthusiasts are in Key West, attending the annual Hemingway Days celebration centered around Sloppy Joe’s … Continue reading

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The Bronx Cocktail

The Bronx Cocktail 3/4 oz London dry gin 3/4 oz dry vermouth 3/4 oz sweet vermouth 2/3 oz fresh orange juice Shake well with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with orange peel This recipe is  from Dining … Continue reading

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Derby Day, Have a Mint Julep!

The Mint Julep 2-4 oz bourbon whiskey Crushed ice Simple syrup, to taste 4-5 mint leaves, mint sprig for garnish In a silver julep goblet, muddle the mint leaves with simple syrup. Crush some ice with a wooden mallet in … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Rum and Mint Drinks – The Mojito (which Hemingway probably never drank) and the Gregorio’s Rx (which he did)

The Mojito 1 teaspoonful of sugar Juice of one lime 1.5 oz Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum 1-2 oz sparkling water 4-5 mint leaves   Shake all ingredients (except for seltzer) well with ice, strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, then … Continue reading

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The Hemingway (and Fitzgerald) Whisky Sour

Whisky Sour 1 teaspoon sugar or simple syrup Juice of half a lemon 1 ½ oz whisky Shake well, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Add a dash of seltzer water if desired.  Garnish with lemon peel. Suggested reading:  A … Continue reading

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The Rum Collins

Rum Collins 2 oz rum 1 oz fresh lemon or lime juice 1 teaspoon sugar (though Hemingway likely went without) 4 oz sparkling water   Add all ingredients to a tall Collins glass filled with ice.  Garnish with a wedge … Continue reading

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The Hemingway Daiquiri(s)

The Daiquiri In honor of its (roughly) 112th birthday, I’m writing today about the “Cradle of the Daiquiri,” the Bar Floridita in Havana, affectionately known as the Floridita.  There are two versions of the Daiquiri associated with Hemingway, as follows. … Continue reading

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A Great Summer Drink, the Tom Collins

Traditional Tom Collins  2 oz London Dry Gin  ¾ oz fresh lemon juice 1 oz simple syrup 2-4 oz soda water   Tom Collins a la Hemingway 2 oz London Dry Gin  ¾ oz fresh lime juice 2-4 oz coconut … Continue reading

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The Jack Rose

Jack Rose Two recipes from which to choose: Traditional recipe: 2 oz Applejack or Calvados ½ oz fresh lime or lemon juice ¼ oz Grenadine (preferably genuine pomegranate)   Shake well with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with … Continue reading

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