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

Sunday Funday: Cocktails Inspired by Boardwalk Empire

The HBO show Boardwalk Empire is an amazing drama and it’s prohibition-era setting makes the issue of cocktails even more interesting. I’ve been meaning to do a post on a couple of Boardwalk Empire inspired cocktails, but the great folks

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Posted in Bourbon, Cheap Cocktails, Gin, Scotch, Sunday Funday, Whiskey, Wine & Champagne

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
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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