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How to Make the Airmail Cocktail, or celebrating the state of US-Cuba relations

The news of improved relations between the USA and Cuba was one of the best and most unexpected presents I got this holiday season.  As a fan of both rum and cigars, the idea that getting Cuban products in the

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Posted in Rum, Sparkling Wine

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 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 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

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 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 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
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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