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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

How to Make a Caipirinha, or what to make with cachaca

Cachaca is an amazing spirit.  This Brazilian twist on rum is not as sweet as you would expect but has an amazing flavor unlike any other.  While some people like cachaca straight, it is perhaps best in Brazil’s national drink:

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Posted in Cachaca, Cheap Cocktails, Dollar Drinks

How to make an Orange Mango Batida, or winter is coming and I don’t care

There is a bit of a theme here and the theme that is developing seems to be “let’s make tropical drinks, particularly from Brazil, and pretend it’s not cold outside.”  This post is all about showing how versatile the recipe

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Posted in Cachaca, Cheap Cocktails, Rum, Vodka

The Mango Rum Batida, or drinking in denial of the Fall

Fall is upon us.  No longer should we be drinking sweet fruity drinks with copious amounts of ice.  But I for one am still in complete denial of the fact that winter is coming.  Today we are going to make

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Posted in Cachaca, Cheap Cocktails, Rum, Vodka
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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