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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

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

How to make an Orange Mango Batida, or winter is coming and I don’t care

There is a bit of a theme here and the theme that is developing seems to be “let’s make tropical drinks, particularly from Brazil, and pretend it’s not cold outside.”  This post is all about showing how versatile the recipe

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Posted in Cachaca, Cheap Cocktails, Rum, Vodka

How to Make a Moscow Mule or watch it, this drink as has a hell of a kick!

Some of the best drinks only use a couple of ingredients and the Moscow Mule is no exception.  This cocktail combines three simple ingredients to make an amazing drink which packs one hell of a punch without even tasting the

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Vodka

Ladies Night: How to Make a Raspberry-Basil Spritzer

Using fresh ingredients always makes cocktails more interesting and when I noticed I had some raspberries and basil in the fridge it sounded like a great combination of flavors.  Basil has a light savory flavor while raspberries offer a balanced

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Vodka

How to Make Sangria with Red Wine

Wait…didn’t we just do this?  Well, yes we did.  But that was with white wine.  For those of you who prefer reds, I have a great recipe for a potent citrus filled sangria that has a bit more alcohol than

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Posted in Dollar Drinks, Liqueur, Rum, Wine & Champagne

How to Make White Peach Sangria, or is that enough alcohol with your fruit?

Although not a cocktail in the traditional sense of the word, a good sangria shares many of the same components, most notably a blend of spirits and fresh ingredients. The number of possibilities for sangria recipes is only limited by

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Posted in Dollar Drinks, Liqueur, Rum, Wine & Champagne

How to Make the Mint Julep, or falling back in love with a Southern classic

You are stuck on a desert island and all you have besides an ample supply of food and clean water are mint plants, sugar, and bourbon. First, you are one lucky castaway and second, you are going to be drinking

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Posted in Bourbon, Dollar Drinks, History

Ladies Night: How to Make a Fuzzy Navel

Some good things don’t have to be complicated.  This is as true for cocktails as the rest of life.  For a nice sweet drink with a little bit of kick, you can’t go wrong with a Fuzzy Navel. Fuzzy Navel

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Dollar Drinks, Liqueur, Vodka
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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