Penguin in Bondage

The name is a bit strange, I know, but I stumbled upon a Penguin in Bondage after impulse buying a fifth of black strap rum… Cruzan Black Strap Rum to be precise.  Black strap rum has a great spiced, molasses flavor that is a familiar ingredient in a lot of dark rum tiki drinks & can…

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Noah’s Mill Bourbon

Noah’s Mill is a bourbon that I first tasted at The Last Hurrah, a whiskey bar at the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston, MA.  Although the bar appears to be just another hotel bar it actually has a great selection of good bourbon, and very reasonable prices.  My advice would be to just ask…

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Elderfashioned

A bit of a twist on the classic, the elderfashioned gives the drink a bit more of a floral quality.  Due to the sweetness of the elderflower, you unfortunately lose out on the classic ritual of the sugar and Angostura, but in return you get a nice change of the classic.  I have seen ratios…

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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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