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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 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

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

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

How to Make the French 75, or Celebrating the New Year with a Bang!

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular drinking holidays and as such it lends itself perfectly to cocktail parties.  Last post we discussed the Old Cuban and in this post we are going to add another high caliber

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Posted in Brandy, Cognac, Gin, Sparkling Wine

Seasonal Special: Six Spiked Ciders Done Right

Winter is cominghere!  As snow fell on the northeastern states this weekend, cocktails made with ice seemed less attractive.  It is the time of year for warm drinks like tea, coffee, hot chocolate, egg nog, and of course apple cider.

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Posted in Bourbon, Brandy, Canadian Whiskey, Cheap Cocktails, Cognac, Dollar Drinks, Irish Whiskey, Liqueur, Rum, Rye, Scotch, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey, White Wine, Wine & Champagne

The Twelve Mile Limit, or Celebrating Repeal Day!

Broke & Thirsty may have been gone for a bit, but now it is back up and running, continuing to give you great drink recipes and tips.  Today’s cocktail, the Twelve Mile Limit, is a nod to the 80th anniversary

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Posted in Brandy, Cheap Cocktails, Rum, Rye, Whiskey

Technically Saturday: The Basics of Substituting Cocktail Ingredients

There are few things quite as frustrating as finding a great cocktail recipe only to realize that you don’t have all of the ingredients to make it.  Or that some of the ingredients are so expensive that you will never

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Posted in Bourbon, Brandy, Cachaca, Canadian Whiskey, Cognac, Gin, Infusions, Irish Whiskey, Liqueur, Moonshine, Rum, Rye, Scotch, Spirits, Technically Saturday, Techniques, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey, Wine & Champagne
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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