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How to Make the Set the New Year on Fire Cocktail, or getting this blog rolling with pyrotechnics!

It’s been a while since this blog has been active and with new years and it’s resolutions set, it is time to change that.  I stumbled across this great cocktail a couple days ago on liquor.com, and it seems like

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Posted in Aperitif, Cheap Cocktails, Scotch

How to Make the Cantaloupe Basil Cooler, or celebrating National Tequila Day with style

Happy National Tequila Day!  Today I wanted to bring you something a little bit different to celebrate.  You won’t find this drink anywhere else – it is a Broke and Thirsty original.  I was sipping on some tequila and eating

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Tequila

How to Make the Scorpion, or a tiki cocktail with a helluva sting

Okay, I get it.  Normally strong cocktails have a bite, not a sting.  But this one is called the scorpion, so did you really expect me to pass that up?  The scorpion is a veteran heavyweight of the tiki world

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Posted in Brandy, Cheap Cocktails, Rum, Tiki Mondays

How to Make the Frozen Mudslide, or getting tipsy off a milkshake!

It has been a long week and now that the weekend is here with all the heat of summer, you deserve a cool refreshing treat.  While many cocktails may fit the bill for cool and refreshing, few reach the decadence

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Liqueur, Vodka

How to Make the Painkiller, or tiki’s answer to the hangover.

Have you ever woken up after a night of drinking and felt like you never wanted to have another cocktail again?  Well this drink is one to quickly get you back on the horse.  Hailing from the land of tiki-dom,

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Rum, Tiki Mondays

The Art of the Tiki Cocktail, or the best tropical drink for warm weather!

The tiki cocktail became popular in the 30s and reached its peak in the 40s and 50s thanks to the efforts Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gannt who you might know as Donn Beach.  Gannt founded his famous bar Don the Beachcomber on Hollywood Boulevard

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Culture, Dollar Drinks, Rum, Tiki Monday

How to Make the Belmont Jewel, or the official cocktail to celebrate the Belmont Stakes

Finding the right cocktail to pair with an event can be a difficult task, especially when it has as much potential significance to a community as the Belmont Stakes with possibility every year to crown a triple crown winner.  Luckily

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Posted in Bourbon, Cheap Cocktails

How to Make the Ward Eight, or two versions of a perfect summer afternoon cocktail.

This cocktail is rumored to have been created in 1898 to celebrate  the imminent election of Martin M. Lomasney, “the czar of ward eight”, to the General Court of Massachusetts.  Mr. Lomasney’s friends were so confident of the his victory that

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Rye

How to Make the Between the Sheets Cocktail, or a kinky name for a simply wonderful drink.

With a name like “Between the Sheets” one might think that this cheeky cocktail is a recent creation…but you would be wrong. While the exact origin of the cocktail is uncertain, it was either created in the 1920s in London

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Posted in Brandy, Cheap Cocktails, Liqueur, Rum
Nick McAfee
Nick McAfee is a student of Princeton University and is passionate about mixology. As a student with a low monthly income, he has developed ways to create simple cocktails with complex flavors from inexpensive ingredients. Learn more about Nick and Broke & Thirsty.
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