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Confessions of a Mixologist: Mulled But Cold Apple Cider

Learn how to make Apple Cider: Mulled but Cold, Binny’s Confessions of a Mixologist’s best autumn and Thanksgiving cocktail recipe featuring Cinnamon Whiskey, Allspice Dram and Semi-Sweet Hard Apple Cider.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Cranberry Ginger Snap

Cranberry Ginger Snap sounds like a delightful holiday cookie or maybe a cocktail based on a delightful holiday cookie; but really, it's one of a long line of riffs on the Whiskey Sour.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Tree of a Perfect Pear

Try Binny’s Confessions of a Mixologist “Tree of a Perfect Pear” sparkling wine cocktail recipe made with Prosecco, St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur, Cointreau and lemon juice. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail for kicking off the festivities.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Flor de Jerez

Celebrate Sherry Week with the Flor de Jerez, a modern cocktail that showcases the nutty, tangy flavors of Amontillado.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Who Shot Tom Collins?

Who shot Tom Collins? is a cocktail in the form of a question, and a Halloween murder mystery that is quenchingly delicious. Most importantly it’s a modern Australian riff on the classic Tom Collins; A recipe that dates back in written form to the 1880s but is likely much older, with roots in British punch traditions featuring Gin, sugar, and lemon. So, mix up a drink or two and settle in for a purely apocryphal yarn of murder, mayhem, and meat pies. Umm... sorry, sorry, we just got word; there will be no meat pies.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Kentucky Kringle

A sweet, nutty, spicy, and potent concoction that not only tastes like but goes down as easily as a big slice of nutty kringle. It also has the comforting, warming, Bourbon forward profile of a perfect fall or winter sipper.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: El Diablo

El Diablo cocktail, an unconventional blend of Tequila, Crème de Cassis, lime and ginger beer. It’s a surprisingly delicious cocktail recipe invented by Vic Bergeron aka Trader Vic. We use Añejo Tequila, Jules Theuriet Cassis and Fever Tree or Cock and Bull ginger beer.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Honeymoon

In the pre-prohibition era, Brandy was a go to spirit for cocktails. In fact, many of the Whiskey-based cocktails you know and love were once made with Brandy, usually Cognac. While this mixologist readily confesses to the penchant modern barkeeps and imbibers have for fetishizing pre-prohibition recipes, excellent Brandy cocktails still languish in comparison to their Whiskey-based counterparts.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: The Fanciulli Cocktail vs. The Black Manhattan - A Bitter Dispute

The Fanciulli and Black Manhattan are bitter, amaro centric rivals for the ultimate Manhattan cocktail recipe. In the former, Fernet Branca, in the later Averna stands in for sweet vermouth in these great Bourbon or Rye Whiskey based drinks.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: The Perfect Manhattan

We aren’t talking about “the” perfect Manhattan, some might argue that the incredibly popular sweet Manhattan already holds that title, but “a” Perfect Manhattan. A variation on the theme that has the maker replace half of the Sweet Vermouth with Dry Vermouth. This perfect 1:1 ratio of Vermouths is the origin of the name.
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