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We tamed the frontier of our suburban landscape, defending a romanticized American ideal which had preceded us by many generations and which, in truth, may never have existed at all.

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For many reasons, there was simply no drink other than Admiral Russell’s Punch to cap our 12 Drinks of Christmas list. The punch is tasty, sure. But it’s the spectacle and the story of the drink that make it, without argument, the greatest drink ever assembled by...

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Today, we drink with the Cratchits – with Bob and Tiny Tim and the entire family – and it is to them that we raise our glasses in celebration of the season with a toast of "God bless us, every one!"

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As we’re in the midst of our 12 Drinks of Christmas, we decided not to do an extensive “What to Buy” guide this year. Instead, we’re going to make a couple of recommendations and turn the rest over to a few of the kind and learned people who...

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In this, the merriest of seasons, we at 12 Bottle Bar raise our proverbial punch glasses to our readers and to Mr. Dickens, who has embodied for nearly two centuries both the spirit and “spirits” of Christmas.

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Given the season and Wondrich’s advice, here we offer up the hot version of the Black Stripe – Wondrich says that when served cold, the Black Stripe is “a drink I shudder to recall” and that’s enough for us.

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When you drink a Saratoga, please take a moment to consider its lineage; it’s important to appreciate it on a deeper level – this isn’t just some booze splashed into a glass, it’s American history that you’re tasting.

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