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How to Make a Agave Margarita, or keeping that New Year’s resolution with a “fit” cocktail!

Did you, like millions of others, make a resolution to get fit this year?  Or are you already a person who monitors what they eat?  Well lucky for you, just because you are being health conscious doesn’t mean there aren’t

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How to Make Ice Cream Shooters, or getting into the National Ice Cream Day spirit!

Happy National Ice Cream Day!  National Ice Cream Day has been the third Sunday in July (National Ice Cream Month) since it was proposed in Joint Resolution 298, which was sponsored by Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky on May 17,

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Posted in Bourbon, Brandy, Dollar Drinks, Liqueur, Port, Rum, Scotch, Spirits, Tequila, Vodka

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 Cowboy Coffee, or the perfect boost to survive hump day.

It’s hump day, the middle of the week is here, and none of us really feel like getting up in the morning.  We are all familiar with brunch cocktails and whether you are a fan of mimosas, bellinis or bloody

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Posted in Bourbon, Celebration Drinks, Cheap Cocktails, Dollar Drinks

Easter Candy Infusions! Or a more interesting way to enjoy candy than eating it.

Today is Easter Sunday, a day that has become synonymous with a vast abundance of themed candies.  Candies like Peeps and jelly beans may not seem to have a lot in common at first glance, other than their inherent sweetness,

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Posted in Dollar Drinks, Rum, Sunday Funday, Vodka

How to make the Pegu Club, or finding the connection between colonial Burma and your cocktail glass

After a long absence of new content, I am happy to announce that Broke &  Thirsty is back up and running!  Now that warmth has once again graced the North East of the US, we will get back to make

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Dollar Drinks, Gin, Liqueur

Sunday Funday: The Golden Globes, or Another Excuse for Mixing Booze and Bubbly

Tonight marks the celebration of the best 2013 had to offer in terms of film and television: the 71st Golden Globes!  Unlike the formality of the Oscars, the Golden Globes is a boisterous party filled with drunken actors, producers, directors,

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Posted in Brandy, Cheap Cocktails, Cognac, Dollar Drinks, Liqueur, Sparkling Wine, Sunday Funday, Vermouth

How to Make a Hot Toddy, or the Workhorse of Winter Cocktails

It’s National Hot Toddy Day!  But actually, look it up, it’s a thing.  The hot toddy is a wonderfully versatile hot drink which can be served with almost every imaginable booze and hot drink combination.  To get our footing, the

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Posted in Bourbon, Brandy, Canadian Whiskey, Cognac, Dollar Drinks, Gin, Irish Whiskey, Moonshine, Rum, Rye, Scotch, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey

Technically Saturday: How to Make Honey Whiskey at Home!

For those who are a fan of flavored whiskey’s, cinnamon and honey are the two kings.  While cinnamon whiskey offers a great burn and burst of flavor, honey whiskey presents a smooth sweetness that is hard to beat.  In a

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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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