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How to Make the Old Cuban, or The Best New Years Eve Cocktails!

Champagne and other sparkling wines have become ubiquitous with New Year’s Eve, and all of the posts leading up to the new year will use that amazing ingredient.  Sparkling wine is not a well known cocktail ingredient, however it can

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Posted in Celebration Drinks, Cheap Cocktails, Dollar Drinks, Events, Rum, Sparkling Wine

The 7 Best and Worst Bottles of Cheap Rum

There are a lot of different rums on the market and it is a spirit, like vodka, that is very well represented in the cheap spirits category.  Yes, there are plenty of premium rums but arguably the most popular rum

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Posted in Rum, Spirit Reviews

Shutdown Specials or Great Drink Deals for a Furloughed DC

Now that a large population of the US capital no longer has to go to work, the bars and restaurants of DC have taken it upon themselves to give these employees something to do, namely drink.  There are some amazing

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Posted in Events

Breaking Bad Finale Cocktails or A Shot as Strong as Blue Sky

Breaking Bad’s famous crystal blue meth in the show has many names: Blue Sky, Fring’s Blue, Big Blue, and Blue Magic.  The more important fact is that it is 99.1% pure.  While I would love to make a cocktail that

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Posted in Dollar Drinks, Events, Everclear/Grain Alcohol, Liqueur, Shooter

Sunday Funday: Breaking Bad Finale Cocktails, Part 1

Breaking Bad is ending today and it’s all about the blue crystal. There is no question that everyone will be glued to the series finale of Breaking Bad to find out what happens to all of the characters.  Although Walter

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Posted in Events, Liqueur, Sunday Funday, Tequila, Vodka

Sunday Funday: Picking the Spirit that is Best for You!

There are a lot of different types of spirits and for each type there is an exponentially expanding number of brands.  The micro-distillery business is just getting started, so how do you know what is just good marketing and what

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Posted in Spirit Reviews, Spirits, Sunday Funday

Bar Review: The Charles Village Pub in Baltimore

During a recent happy hour, I paid a long overdue visit to the Charles Village Pub. Unassuming in appearance, the CVP (as locals call it) provided a fantastic experience far exceeding my expectations. It started when I sat down and

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Posted in Bar Reviews

Announcement: Bar Reviews!

I am happy to announce that I am adding a new feature to Broke & Thirsty: bar reviews!  This great category is sure to be a hit and will contain reviews of the best and the worst of the dive

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Posted in Bar Reviews, Uncategorized

An Introduction to All Things Bourbon, or a livestream from Woodford Reserve

This coming Tuesday (August 13th 2013) there is going to be great livestream at 8pm EST from Woodford Reserve’s Master Distiller Chris Morris. Chris is going to explain what makes bourbon bourbon, it’s history, and even answer your questions. This

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Posted in Bourbon, Events
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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