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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Prince Harry Cocktail

Named for the lovable redhead younger brother of Prince William, the Prince Harry has loads of ginger, dark rum and a dash of bitters.  This cocktail is a close cousin of the dark & stormy with an extra boozy, ginger twist.  It’s extra ingredient, King’s Ginger was specifically formulated in the early 1900’s for King Edward…

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Imperial Cocktail

Although I have seen a few cocktails bearing the name “Imperial Cocktail”, this is a variation I find that is a good mix of sour and refreshing.  Although this is essentially a gimlet with the addition of Aperol, I would recommend against using all Rose’s lime juice as it adds a bit too much sugar….

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