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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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Posted in Rum, Sparkling Wine

How to Make the Painkiller, or tiki’s answer to the hangover.

Have you ever woken up after a night of drinking and felt like you never wanted to have another cocktail again?  Well this drink is one to quickly get you back on the horse.  Hailing from the land of tiki-dom,

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Rum, Tiki Mondays

The Art of the Tiki Cocktail, or the best tropical drink for warm weather!

Tiki Cocktails

The tiki cocktail became popular in the 30s and reached its peak in the 40s and 50s thanks to the efforts Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gannt who you might know as Donn Beach.  Gannt founded his famous bar Don the Beachcomber on Hollywood Boulevard

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Culture, Dollar Drinks, Rum, Tiki Monday

How to Make the Between the Sheets Cocktail, or a kinky name for a simply wonderful drink.

With a name like “Between the Sheets” one might think that this cheeky cocktail is a recent creation…but you would be wrong. While the exact origin of the cocktail is uncertain, it was either created in the 1920s in London

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Posted in Brandy, Cheap Cocktails, Liqueur, Rum

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

The 7 Best and Worst Bottles of Cheap Rum

There are a lot of different rums on the market and it is a spirit, like vodka, that is very well represented in the cheap spirits category.  Yes, there are plenty of premium rums but arguably the most popular rum

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Posted in Rum, Spirit Reviews

Ladies Night: How to Make a Moonlit Beachcomber

Since we are still denying that summer has ended and that it is 60 degrees outside, how about a great rum based drink from the vast repertoire of cocktails in the tiki family?  Tiki cocktails have four important traits: they

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Liqueur, Moonshine, Rum

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
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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