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How to Make a Agave Margarita, or keeping that New Year’s resolution with a “fit” cocktail!

Did you, like millions of others, make a resolution to get fit this year?  Or are you already a person who monitors what they eat?  Well lucky for you, just because you are being health conscious doesn’t mean there aren’t

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How to Make the Cantaloupe Basil Cooler, or celebrating National Tequila Day with style

Happy National Tequila Day!  Today I wanted to bring you something a little bit different to celebrate.  You won’t find this drink anywhere else – it is a Broke and Thirsty original.  I was sipping on some tequila and eating

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Tequila

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 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

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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Ladies Night: How to Make the Long Island Iced Tea

I have never understood why this drink, one of the most potent of the common cocktails, is considered a girly drink.  With almost a double shot if made exactly to recipe, it is more often a three shot drink.  That’s

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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

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

Friday Night Shoot-out: How to Do a Tequila Shot

While most of the shooters on this site are a complex combination of spirits and liqueurs aimed at producing a shot with a unique and amazing flavor, this shooter uses just one spirit: tequila! The Perfect Tequila Shot 1.5 oz

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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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