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Confessions of a Mixologist: On Second Thought...

On Second Thought is a twist on the classic cocktail, The Last Word. Bartender Colleen wanted to use Rhubarb Tea Liqueur, an 80-proof spirit that's a blend of rhubarb, lemon, and beets, along with spices like cardamom, pink peppercorns, and coriander. It compliments the gin well and creates a mix of floral and bitter flavors with a tart bite - very similar to the taste of Sweetheart candies. Super delish!
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Binny's Home Bartender: Vesper

The Vesper is a cocktail famously knows as James Bond's signature cocktail. It is gin forward with citrus and sweet flavors. This cocktail isn't for the weak. It's strong, mighty and may cause chest hair growth.
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Binny's Home Bartender: Amber is the Color of Your Energy

Consider this sweet and irresistible cocktail your new brunch go-to. It pairs well with a big pile of french toast or a plate of egg bennies. It's refreshing and is 10x better when enjoyed outside. On a patio. Under the sun.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Sheridan Road

Bartender Angie built this cocktail around memories she had with her Grandmother. They would often take a drive in the fall down Sheridan Road from the city up to Highland Park and watch all of the leaves change color. Additionally, the rum of choice is Angie's favorite, and she was quite pleased to find that the port mixed perfectly with the gin and bitters.
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Binny's Home Bartender: Veel Geluk

Veel Geluk, which means 'good luck' in Dutch, is a mix of genever from Holland and raspberry liqueur. If you've ever had genever you are aware it can be tough to swallow on its own. When mixed with the raspberry liquor the sweetness balances out the bitterness of the gin. Bartender Angie created this cocktail and enjoys mixing it up for her husband.
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Binny's Home Bartender: Classic Basil Gin Gimlet Brunch Cocktail Recipe

You've never had a gimlet? What are you waiting for? It's a classic combination of gin, lime and soda. Easy peasy. This refreshingly crisp cocktail delights with Sunday brunch, dinner salad or hummus and cheese.
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Binny's Home Bartender: The Last Word Pre-Prohibition Gin Cocktail Recipe

Gin. What's not to love? Just as fun to experiment and discover in cocktails as it is to drink. The Last Word is a mix of sweet and sour flavors that are amped up by the herbal qualities of the gin.
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Classic Sparkling Gin French 75 Cocktail

Binny's Home Bartender: French 75

This gin-soaked sparkling cocktail takes its name from an historic 75mm field cannon. You might guess why: this drink packs a big kick. Like, really big
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Vintage Pegu Club cocktail full of complex and robust flavors.

Binny's Home Bartender: Pegu Club

So the story goes, this classic dates back to the early 1920's and was served at Burma's Pegu Club in Rangoon, Burma to men of elite status within the government and such. This gin-based gem is simple to make but is full of complex and robust flavors.
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Classic Negroni Gin Cocktail with Campari

Binny's Home Bartender: Negroni

If you're not familiar with this classic cocktail, it is widely known as an aperitif but most certainly can be enjoyed as a cocktail at any time. The drink's origins are pretty much unknown but what we do know is how it got its name.
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