Old Rye Gal

So… I stumbled upon this Old Rye Gal cocktail after having a mad craving for some Rye whiskey as a nice night cap.. and it ended up being a great mix between a mint julep and a Manhattan with a bit of kick!  It smells like a Manhattan.. strong on the rye to the nose,…

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Bijou

The Bijou, a cocktail named after the french word for jewel, or rather 3 jewels, is the perfect blend for this aperitif: Green Chartreuse as Emerald Sweet Vermouth as Ruby Gin as Diamond All mixed in equal parts with a dash of orange bitters, this drink is a perfect mix of mellow and vibrant.  It…

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Boston

Before my visit to Boston: Paul Revere, Tea Party, and seafood.  When i originally thought of Boston, it was the ‘typical’ small roads, northeast city. It was dirty and crowded and bordered some massive body of water since that’s the only place they built cities back in the 1600s.  It was populated with tourist attractions…

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New York City

New York City, The Big Apple: A mix of typical tourist spots and local gems. My favorites of typical tourist places in NYC to visit (the first 4 on this list): Central Park – This 843 acre section of the city has been an iconic landmark for tourism. A quick walk north of Times Square,…

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Erica’s Modified Rum Swizzle

I’m happy to share – one my favorite drinks I’ve made year to date.  This rum based cocktail, called a swizzle has many variations.  Traditionally this recipe calls for pineapple juice and orange juice.  However, this one uses lime juice.  It reminds me of just what a great marriage rum and lime can truly be, as found in…

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