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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

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 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

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 Irish Hot Chocolate, or Drinking Warm Booze as not to Freeze!

With most of the US pretending it is Alaska, the weather is far too cold for just your average cocktail.  We need something served hot, something delicious, and something with more than your average share of booze.  The perfect drink

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Posted in Beer, Cheap Cocktails, Irish Whiskey, Liqueur

Sunday Funday Brunch Special: How to Make the Perfect Mimosa!

There are few things that compliment a hearty brunch or morning after a night of heavy drinking than the refreshing mimosa.  Mimosas offer a much needed burst of vitamin c and a sparkling reviving drink that will help you wake

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Posted in Celebration Drinks, Cheap Cocktails, Liqueur, Sparkling Wine, Sunday Funday

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 Negroni, or the Perfect Dinner Cocktail

When it comes to gin, only two cocktails come to mind for most people: the Martini and the G&T.  Gin has an amazing flavor profile due to the many botanicals it is infused with, and there are many more than

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Gin, Liqueur, Vermouth
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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