Peru – Lima

Lima, Peru. The not so touristy city, but has much to offer if you’re looking for delicious food and beautiful scenery.  The busyness of New York, as witnessed in San Isidro and Miraflores districts, is combined with the shelf-like cliffs of Los Angeles.  Merging into one breathtaking landscaped city, Lima city overlooks the coarse black…

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Hot Brown Derby

2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit 1 dash of grapefruit extract 1 oz Bulleit rye 1 Tbs of agave 1/2 medium jalapeño For an intense grapefruit flavor, try adding some grapefruit extract in addition to fresh squeezing grapefruit.  This drink is somewhere between a ‘Brown Derby’ and ‘Hot Blooded’… The spiciness of rye and jalapeño take…

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Bourbon Dynasty

Cocchi Americano vs. Lillet: the on-going debate.  Both aperitif Italian wines have been vying for the spotlight in many famous cocktails since the Cocchi Americano’s (est. 1891) US country wide release in 2010.  Vesper, as made famous by James Bond’s Casino Royale, and Corpse Reviver, a prohibition style cocktail, both originally contain Lillet.  However, nowadays,…

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Pompano (#2)

On a recent trip to restock the cordial collection, I finally broke down and bought Grand Marnier.  It’s something that’s been on my ‘wish list’ for way too long, so I wanted to break it in right.  I took an original recipe that I stumbled upon with an ingredient list consisting of orange juice, sweet…

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Trinidad Sour

The Trinidad Sour is a refreshing bitter drink with a hint of sour and spices.  The name comes from one of the main ingredients, Angostura bitters.  Manufactured off the coast of Venezuela, this top trade secret recipe and the few who know it’s recipe take it secrecy very seriously.  Much like the how the members…

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