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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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