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Back in May, TABASCO released its own version of Sriracha hot sauce. Being a lover of both TABASCO and Huy Fong products, I was curious as to what the public reaction would be. Devout loyalists line either side of the field, and it’s reasonably possible to stack the coverage...

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barhop

There will be two hops, actually. Rather than just hold a book signing in our home town of Los Angeles, we thought we’d do something a bit more fun. So, we’ll be hold two separate bar hops — one in September and one in October — each featuring different...

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sweepstakes

Two men enter; one man leaves — no wait, that’s Thunderdome.  How about this:  everyone should enter, and one lucky person’s gonna get a boat load (*boat not included) of swag courtesy of Workman, Villeroy & Boch, and Liquor.com. That’s right, a bunch of really cool folks want to...

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vodka_rum

It’s certainly the most obvious question to come out of our re-launch: Why cast Irish Whiskey and Absinthe to the curb in place of white rum and — um, time for some back-peddling here — vodka? The short answer is “practicality”. The longer answer is below.

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White Rum

Mojito

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Just like you can’t be sad when you listen to banjo, you can’t frown when you are handed a mojito. That luscious herbal-meets-sweet/tart mixture with a bubbly fizz on top is magic in the full heat of the summer months. In terms of muddling, the limes take a bit...

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White Rum

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

Cape Cod

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Okay, we admit it. This is essentially a vodka cranberry, but with the addition of lime juice and club soda, it’s rather more like a highball spritz. It’s also a great base for countless variations of cranberry juice plus another juice – adding grapefruit juice makes it a Sea...

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