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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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Gin and Gems—Bombay Sapphire's Dramatic Decanter

The Bombay Sapphire Revelation Decanter It shone with the glory of God and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel. The foundations of...more

Posted: April 30, 2008    By Gregory Mottola


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Gin and Tonic

Watching sparkling bubbles ascend the glass through luxuriant icy clouds to effervesce in tiny explosions at the drink's surface next to a floating...more

Posted: September 27, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


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Cognac and Ginger?

Ever consider mixing Cognac and ginger? Neither had we before the creation of Canton, the ginger-infused liqueur from Maurice Cooper & Cie. The new...more

Posted: September 6, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


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Irish Coffee

Looking for that perfect mixture to keep you up even while you indulge in St. Patrick's Day festivities? Then yours is Irish coffee. The intriguing...more

Posted: April 1, 2007    By Michael Marsh


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Holiday Punch

Today's mixologists crow that ours is "The Cocktail Culture" and offer the many recent variations of the supposedly seminal Martini as proof. With...more

Posted: December 1, 2006    By Jack Bettridge


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Vodka Revisited: Two That We Missed

(Editor's note: August 2006 issue of Cigar Aficionado contains a feature on vodka by Jack Bettridge. The following article covers two emerging vodkas...more

Posted: August 14, 2006    By Jack Bettridge


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The Gin Martini

It's not the original cocktail, nor the latest thing, but the Gin Martini, like a crisp tuxedo, will always be the classic. No other drink blends...more

Posted: December 1, 2005    By Jack Bettridge


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Ultimate Daiquiris

It is the simplest of drinks—rum, lime juice, simple syrup, shaken with rocks and strained—and yet the Daiquiri is always being complicated....more

Posted: August 1, 2005    By Jack Bettridge


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The Cachaça Samba

A cachaça lineup. Pop Quiz: cachaça is: A) The national drink of the Brazilian peasantry; B) Rum's coarse and fiery cousin; C) The main ingredient...more

Posted: June 2, 2005    By Jack Bettridge


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The Perfect Margarita

Brash, hot and tempestuous, Tequila doesn't sound like a drink that will deliver the keys to paradise when the summer sun beats down, but put it in a...more

Posted: August 1, 2004    By Ryan Isaac


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All Drink to the Venerable Egg Nog

Though it's a drink you rarely think of 11 months of the year, there are a couple of reasons to do so. At the risk of upsetting Virginia: Egg Nog has...more

Posted: December 22, 2003    By Jack Bettridge


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