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Molecular Mixology at Home

Dedicated watchers of “Parks and Recreation” know from having watched the episode in which the boys do a bachelor party at a hipster bar and are...more

Posted: February 1, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Ale To The Chief

As election season begins in earnest, booze expert Jack Bettridge casts a sober glance on the drinking habits of our U.S....more

Posted: September 7, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Gentlemen, Start Your Gimlets!

Summer solstice may be weeks away, but for most of us in the United States the season’s unofficial start is Memorial Day. And with it comes...more

Posted: May 25, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Speedy Smokes for Derby Day

Billed as the fastest two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby doesn’t allow much time for a drink and a smoke. Happily, the race’s signature...more

Posted: May 4, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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‘Tis the Season for Citrus

The anomaly of wintertime drinks is that we tend to rein in our consumption of cocktails with fruit just when the citrus produce that informs most of...more

Posted: January 20, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Manhattan Project

A theory of relativity should drive any investigation into what is perhaps the most classic of cocktails: the Manhattan. The brown spirits version...more

Posted: November 7, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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Forgo Powdered Mixers and Crushed Ice for a True Margarita

If you've ever bellied up to a beach bar at spring break and ordered one of those frozen concoctions from a Slushie machine to help you hang on, you...more

Posted: August 12, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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Citrus Drinks of Summer

It’s summertime and the drinking is zesty when you mix with citrus. We shook up a tray full of hot-weather bracers, pairing spirits with the fresh...more

Posted: August 1, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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Rémy Martin's V a Clear Choice for Cocktails

Some will be a bit confused about what Rémy Martin V is, but two things are clear about the newest release from the venerable Cognac house Rémy...more

Posted: May 13, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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Mint Julep Odds on Derby Favorite

Tomorrow marks the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, American horse racing's most prestigious competition, with the winner still in question. But...more

Posted: May 6, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


The Good Life : Drinks

High West's Celebration Barreled Manhattan

Normally, we don't recommend cocktail-in-a-bottle products. But in the case of the prepackaged Manhattan from High West Distillery, the operative...more

Posted: April 22, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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Thinking Pink Vermouth

Mention vermouth to Americans and the mind shakes up a cocktail. To Italians, the same word paints a soothing picture of an aperitivo quaffed on the...more

Posted: May 10, 2010    By Jack Bettridge


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