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The Blinker is powerful but not the brute that you might think. Rather than sweetening up the mix, the raspberry syrup really just takes the edge off of both the whiskey and the grapefruit. The combination is a treat.

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The Japalac is a drink with a story to tell -- one which may seem a little off-putting at first, but which I think ultimately celebrates, above all things, the ability for a proper drink to get you varnished.

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As cocktail allusions go, you could do much worse than The Algonquin Cocktail. The burly shoulders of the rye keep the sweetness of the pineapple in check -- and vice-versa. It is not an overly sweet drink, nor a dry one -- it winds up somewhere in the...

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* * * If you've drunk the 12 Bottle Bar kool-aid, this is your drink. A single drink with five -- count them -- five of the twelve bottle and no mixers. It doesn't get any more exciting -- or tasty -- than this. Truth be told,...

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There's a movement afoot to proclaim the Sazerac the original American cocktail. There's an equally vocal movement to proclaim that it isn't. Rather than argue the merits of either camp, I'll concede to both on one simple front: the Sazerac is certainly one of the finest cocktails ever...

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Whiskey Sours are, more often than not, my go-to cocktail if I'm out on the town. It's a hard drink to screw up, even for a corporate bartender who uses his drinks "gun" more than his jigger. Just about any whiskey will do -- Bourbon, rye, blended,...

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Joshua Soule Smith's "ode" to the Mint Julep proclaims it "the zenith of man's pleasure" and states that "who has not tasted one has lived in vain." I couldn't agree more.

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