Bufala Negra

If you grew up in an Italian-American home like I did, you’ll find it easy to round up these ingredients for this sweet and herbal cocktail.  It brings back all of the memories of my favorite things: My uncle’s basil garden and my grandmother’s homemade balsamic vinaigrette! 🙂 3 basil leaves 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar…

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Cuba Libre

Rum and coke?  Why would I write about such a simple drink as a Cuba Libre, two reasons: 1)  This drink is delicious and too often I see it made incorrectly or just bad 2)  With my recent acquisition of Havana Club rum (although I would normally not utilize a 7 year old rum for…

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Pisco Sour

The Pisco Sour, no discussion about Peru would be complete without mentioning this frothy, sour, and sweet cocktail. The origins have been debated many times (example) of whether it originated in Peru or Chile, however it seems that Peru has claimed both Pisco and the aforementioned Pisco Sour as its own. Using Pisco, a Peruvian…

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Old Pepper

WARNING: This red hot, spicy cocktail is not for the faint of heart.  If you love spicy anything, I would definitely give this one a try! I discovered this cocktail at Julep, in Houston, and was hooked at first taste.  It was sweet, spicy, and boozy all in one!  With such excitement, I thought it…

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