Bee’s Knees

This one is a Prohibition Era cocktail that was originally intended to mask the flavor of poor quality “bathtub” gins.  However with a good gin this one is even better, a nice and refreshing, slightly boozy cocktail. 2 oz Gin 1 oz Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Honey Syrup (use syrup, cold honey doesn’t dissolve well)…

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Peru – Cusco & Machu Picchu

Cusco.  A small vibrant tourist town was always buzzing about something.  With an 11,150 ft altitude, it’s easy to get winded walking around this city, especially while getting hassled by the many sellers of … everything.  Every street corner has some more tours, dolls, shoe shiners..  or even a woman with a small child or a…

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Peru – Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest covers more than 2 million square miles over 9 countries. 13% of the forest is located in Peru, with the majority in Brazil at 60%.  Woven within, and on its outskirts is a variety of local villages made up of mainly local farmers that send produce all over the region. Papaya, for…

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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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