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How to Make the Airmail Cocktail, or celebrating the state of US-Cuba relations

The news of improved relations between the USA and Cuba was one of the best and most unexpected presents I got this holiday season.  As a fan of both rum and cigars, the idea that getting Cuban products in the

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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

Sunday Funday: The Golden Globes, or Another Excuse for Mixing Booze and Bubbly

Tonight marks the celebration of the best 2013 had to offer in terms of film and television: the 71st Golden Globes!  Unlike the formality of the Oscars, the Golden Globes is a boisterous party filled with drunken actors, producers, directors,

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Posted in Brandy, Cheap Cocktails, Cognac, Dollar Drinks, Liqueur, Sparkling Wine, Sunday Funday, Vermouth

Sunday Funday Brunch Special: How to Make the Perfect Mimosa!

There are few things that compliment a hearty brunch or morning after a night of heavy drinking than the refreshing mimosa.  Mimosas offer a much needed burst of vitamin c and a sparkling reviving drink that will help you wake

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Posted in Celebration Drinks, Cheap Cocktails, Liqueur, Sparkling Wine, Sunday Funday

How to Make the French 75, or Celebrating the New Year with a Bang!

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular drinking holidays and as such it lends itself perfectly to cocktail parties.  Last post we discussed the Old Cuban and in this post we are going to add another high caliber

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Posted in Brandy, Cognac, Gin, Sparkling Wine

How to Make the Old Cuban, or The Best New Years Eve Cocktails!

Champagne and other sparkling wines have become ubiquitous with New Year’s Eve, and all of the posts leading up to the new year will use that amazing ingredient.  Sparkling wine is not a well known cocktail ingredient, however it can

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Posted in Celebration Drinks, Cheap Cocktails, Dollar Drinks, Events, Rum, Sparkling Wine

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 Negroni, or the Perfect Dinner Cocktail

When it comes to gin, only two cocktails come to mind for most people: the Martini and the G&T.  Gin has an amazing flavor profile due to the many botanicals it is infused with, and there are many more than

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Gin, Liqueur, 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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