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Rum Rickey

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The White Rum Rickey sprang from our online friendship with FUSSYlittleBLOG.com founder Daniel Berman. When we first met Fussy, we were inspired to create a drink for him, an overwrought watermelon rum shrub thingie that was far more complex than the concept called for, Years later, when we asked...

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Daiquiri

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While Hemingway’s version added maraschino and cut back on the sugar due to his diabetes, Papa wasn’t wrong about the glory of the daiquiri. Rum, lime and a teaspoon of sugar are shaken until icy and poured lovingly into a simple coupe glass. Powerful and bracing, but with enough...

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Vodka

Cosmopolitan

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We readily admit that the Cosmo is, in many ways, a cocktail from another age (even if it’s only ten years ago). But we also have learned that sometimes people just want what they want. Just like there are folks who will only drink a Martini or an Old...

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Vodka

Chi Chi

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This is what you might call an entry-level “tiki” drink. Coconut, pineapple and booze that’s tasteless, but in the best of all possible ways. The Chi Chi, which subs vodka for the rum in a Pina Colada, has been around for a long while (the P.C. originated in Puerto...

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Vodka

Huntsman

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We don’t know the origins of the Huntsman cocktail, but we do like the simple combination of vodka, rum, lime juice, and sugar. For all intents, this is a variation on a daiquiri, albeit a bit headier due to the darker rum. The traditional Huntsman calls for Jamaican-style rum...

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Not So Blue Hawaii

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You may have guessed that we dislike anything that smacks of fakery. Ersatz maraschino cherries, whipped cream vodka (who created that?!), and of course, blue curacao, an orange liqueur colored, yes, blue. Now, ironically, the only thing different about blue curacao versus regular curacao is the color; it tastes...

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