Gin-Gin Mule

Ginger Gin Mule

A great summer drink, the Gin-Gin mule is a refreshing variation on the classic Moscow mule.  This version makes the addition of mint to make this drink even more invigorating with a nice cool finish.  Another way that this could be also made great would be to swap out the gin with bourbon and make…

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Cocktails in Reykjavik

Naturally you can’t have a cocktail and travel blog without talking about both in the same series of entries. 🙂 Day 2 for us was a bit of venturing around Reykjavik to check out the local happy hour scene.  We hit up 2 of the well-known cocktail bars for happy hour.. because in Iceland, liquor is…

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Cheenarita

This original concoction is inspired by a few new ingredients in our pantry.  After doing a bit of research on Cynar (pronounced “CHEE-NAR”), I was surprised that I didn’t find many recipes that contained this Italian aperitif bitter liquor.  Perhaps this was because Cynar isn’t like the Italian aperitif bitter liquors, due to one very different…

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Italian Margarita

OK, so try this on for size… You have a margarita (and according to Archer) so that means, you have tequila, cointreau, lime juice, ice, and kosher salt.  Take away the kosher salt… and instead of cointreau, you have cocchi americano, aperol and a few dashes of Boker’s bitters.  This keeps the bitter orange flavor…

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Industry Sour

I came across the Industry Sour on Esquire’s website while searching for ideas to combine two of my favorite ingredients, Chartreuse and Fernet.  Although not often seen together in many cocktails, these are two ingredients that make so many cocktails themselves.  It was this fact that made it seem natural to me that the two…

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