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This recipe is originally from here. The trick to this is using ripe, firm, perfect plums. Inspect everyone for bruises and bad spots before using. This recipe will roughly fill one large 1/2 gallon mason jar double or triple. Slivovitz … Continue reading

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Peppery Pisco

It’s been a summer of Pisco at our house. We needed some inspiration for new ways to serve the liquor and found this fun cocktail called the Sargent Pepper 100 over at the Pisco 100 website. It uses grapefruit juice … Continue reading

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The Red Kiss

We saw this drink in one of our battered well-used cocktail books. It normally calls for dry vermouth but since we had an abundance of Lillet a change up was in order. The Red Kiss 1 ounce Lillet 1/2 ounce … Continue reading

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Cherry and Cognac Cubans

For us, Cuba always brings to mind one thing. No, not cigars, or old American cars, or bearded Communists — Fredo’s betrayal. OK, and maybe cigars. Cognac Cuban 1 1/2 ounces Cognac juice from half a lime Coke (not diet, … Continue reading

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Hot toddy

I always thought a hot toddy was one of those backwoods cures that worked as well as snake oil and tasted about the same. Until I made one while suffering a sore throat and chest cold. Usually, I just add … Continue reading

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Christmas in a glass

Chocolate, nutmeg, frothy cream… Mmm. This drink is seriously easy to make and seriously good. Brandy Alexander 3/4 ounce brandy 3/4 ounce creme de cacao 1 ounce heavy cream Pour ingredients in blender and blend with about 4-5 ice cubes … Continue reading

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Brandy milk punch

We clipped this recipe from a magazine years ago, I wish I could remember which one. (Update: Thanks to Andrea for telling us it was Budget Living!) It’s called “Godfather Jimmy’s Milk Punch” in the green journal we reserve for … Continue reading

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Liquid chocolate

Because baking is just so time consuming…. Mint-chocolate martini 2 parts vodka 1 part creme de cacao mint-chocolate sauce for garnish Combine liquors in an ice filled shaker. Give it a shake. Pour in martini glass drizzled with chocolate sauce. … Continue reading

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Dandy brandy drinks

By Katherine Brandy is a key ingredient in a drink we serve on Thanksgiving and in our cranberry sauce, so whenever we see it on sale in the fall we grab a bottle. Normally, we use the rest of the … Continue reading

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The Italian Sidecar

More from my wife, bartender extraordinaire. Think what you will, but the other week I was left to my own devices and decided a stiff drink was in order. There I was staring at an obscenely full liquor cabinet — … Continue reading

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