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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

Technically Saturday: 4 Steps to Blending Perfect Drinks

Blended frozen drinks don’t have to be bad, they just usually are.  With a bit of care you can make a tasty balanced drink that isn’t too sweet.  But it isn’t just the recipe, the technique for blending a cocktail

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Posted in Technically Saturday, Techniques

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

Friday Night Shoot-Out: How to make the Kamikaze

It has been a while since I last posted and in my absence I realized that there was a category of drinks missing from this blog: shooters.  While shots can be as simple as pouring straight liquor into a glass,

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Posted in Dollar Drinks, Liqueur, Shooter, Vodka

Ladies Night: How to Make a Strawberry Rum Smash

It can be hard to find the right balance of sweet and sour on a hot summer day.  Although you may normally prefer sweet drinks, if a drink is too sweet in the heat it is not enjoyable and instead

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Posted in Dollar Drinks, Rum

How to make a Shaketail, or Drinking Yourself into a Sugar-filled Stupor

Just as a great meal can change your day, I have always found that the right drink can make a world of difference. Ever since turning 21 I have wholeheartedly embraced combining pleasures like cocktails and milkshakes. After all, guilty

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Posted in Bourbon, Cheap Cocktails, Liqueur, Spirits, Whiskey

How to Brew Beer Tea

You heard me: today we are brewing with brews.  I’ve infused many spirits with tea before and brewed a lot of tea, but it wasn’t till this past Sunday at Drink the District that Capital Teas introduced me to the

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Posted in Beer, Dollar Drinks

How to Make the Shandy, or Drinking like an Imperial Brit in Egypt

You almost certainly have some in your fridge but may not know how to mix it. What could this beverage be? You guessed it, I’m talking about beer, and today we are going to make a shandy. The Shandy 1

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What’s in a Name? The Cuba Libre

Are you afraid others may think of a rum & coke as only good enough for frat parties and dive bars?  Luckily for you, all you need do is learn a new name: the Cuba Libre. Such is the power

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Posted in Dollar Drinks, Rum, Spirits
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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