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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 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 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

Technically Saturday: How to Make Honey Whiskey at Home!

For those who are a fan of flavored whiskey’s, cinnamon and honey are the two kings.  While cinnamon whiskey offers a great burn and burst of flavor, honey whiskey presents a smooth sweetness that is hard to beat.  In a

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Posted in Bourbon, Cheap Cocktails, Dollar Drinks, Technically Saturday, 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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Posted in Bourbon, Brandy, Canadian Whiskey, Cheap Cocktails, Cognac, Dollar Drinks, Irish Whiskey, Liqueur, Rum, Rye, Scotch, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey, White Wine, Wine & Champagne

How to Make the Seelbach, or a Festive Cocktail from the Heart of Kentucky!

I love bourbon, but around the holidays, there are few drinks as festive as champagne.  There is something about popping the cork off a champagne bottle that adds ambiance to any celebration.  So bourbon and champagne, why not make a

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Posted in Bourbon, Celebration Drinks, Cheap Cocktails, Sparkling Wine

The Boulevardier, or an Example of Prohibition’s Great Big Melting Pot

Prohibition, despite it’s ban on spirits, is actually the best thing that ever happened to American cocktails.  Cocktails had become boring, with just a few standard combinations using a small variety of spirits.  With the rebirth of the cocktail in

Posted in Aperitif, Bourbon, Cheap Cocktails, 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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