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How to Make the Set the New Year on Fire Cocktail, or getting this blog rolling with pyrotechnics!

It’s been a while since this blog has been active and with new years and it’s resolutions set, it is time to change that.  I stumbled across this great cocktail a couple days ago on liquor.com, and it seems like

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Posted in Aperitif, Cheap Cocktails, Scotch

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge starring Patrick Stewart and Chivas Regal

The ALS ice bucket challenge has blown up on social media this summer and every day celebrities and us common folk have been posting thousands of videos taking up the challenge.  In a recent entry, Patrick Stewart has set the

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Posted in Scotch

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 Belmont Jewel, or the official cocktail to celebrate the Belmont Stakes

Finding the right cocktail to pair with an event can be a difficult task, especially when it has as much potential significance to a community as the Belmont Stakes with possibility every year to crown a triple crown winner.  Luckily

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Posted in Bourbon, Cheap Cocktails

How to Make the Ward Eight, or two versions of a perfect summer afternoon cocktail.

This cocktail is rumored to have been created in 1898 to celebrate  the imminent election of Martin M. Lomasney, “the czar of ward eight”, to the General Court of Massachusetts.  Mr. Lomasney’s friends were so confident of the his victory that

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Rye

How to Make Cowboy Coffee, or the perfect boost to survive hump day.

It’s hump day, the middle of the week is here, and none of us really feel like getting up in the morning.  We are all familiar with brunch cocktails and whether you are a fan of mimosas, bellinis or bloody

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Posted in Bourbon, Celebration Drinks, Cheap Cocktails, Dollar Drinks

How to Make the Klondike, or a fitting cocktail for Discovery’s new tv show.

Well the reviews are in, and after the first episode, there seems to be a strong divide between those who think Discovery Channel’s newest show “Klondike” is either pure gold or still hunting for it.  One thing everyone should be

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Posted in Bourbon, Cheap Cocktails, Vermouth, Whiskey

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 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
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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