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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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50-50 Spritz


Last month, FOX News Magazine asked us to contribute an original spritz recipe.  If you’re unfamiliar with spritzes (or spritzers, should you prefer), the general profile is a light, low-alcohol hot weather alternative to something like beer.  Currently, the Aperol Spritz rules the category.  Our take came about as...

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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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It’s a whole new day for the old 12 Bottle Bar.  Today, we’re unveiling what is essentially the third major version of the site since we launched in 2009.  With each version, we try to make things a little more useful and better looking.  Hope you like what you...

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White Rum

Rum Rickey


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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White Rum



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



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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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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