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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


The Good Life : Drinks

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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An Armagnac You Can't Refuse

If you're Tony Soprano, you may be laboring under the mistaken impression that "Armagnac is the next vodka." But those in the know realize that...more

Posted: October 25, 2002    By Jack Bettridge


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The Manhattan Project

Einstein had his theory of relativity: E=MC 2. So have devotees of what may be the most explosive of cocktails -- the Manhattan: three parts rye to...more

Posted: May 1, 2000    By Jack Bettridge


The Good Life : Drinks

Cognac's Cocktail Comeback

Though Purists May Shudder, France's Premier Brandy Mixes with the Cocktail Crowd

Posted: October 1, 1998    By Sam Gugino


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Aperitifs

Not Just For Openers Classic Aperitifs Find a Role in the Rebirth of the Cocktail

Posted: August 1, 1997    By Jean T. Barrett


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