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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Bourbon Sour

The Bourbon Sour is one of my favorites to make for people, and to make for myself due to the flexibility in the base recipe.  There are so many options with this drink that vary from the spirit used, everything from a wheated bourbon to a spicy rye, or even an Irish or Japanese whisky…

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Key Cocktail

In response to the recent heat wave, the Key Cocktail is a nice refreshing combination of a traditional gin-citrus cocktail with a bit of an island twist.  The addition of the rum and falernum make this a nice cocktail to enjoy in the sun that has enough complexity to get past the basic gimlet base….

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High Plains Drifter

Like the 1973 Clint Eastwood movie, the High Plains drifter cocktail is a mix of how the old west is often portrayed;  bitter and both with a mellow citrus finish.  This variation of the drink is quite close to a Mexican Firing Squad (subtracting grenadine & adding Campari).  For those of you who are looking…

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