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How to Make the Ward Eight, or two versions of a perfect summer afternoon cocktail.

This cocktail is rumored to have been created in 1898 to celebrate  the imminent election of Martin M. Lomasney, “the czar of ward eight”, to the General Court of Massachusetts.  Mr. Lomasney’s friends were so confident of the his victory that

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Posted in Cheap Cocktails, Rye

Merry Christmas! or Another Bourbon Holiday

It’s Christmas Day.  The presents have all been unwrapped and the many meals have been eaten.  So what should you pour into your glass?  Well if you live in the US, the answer is almost certainly bourbon.  There is a

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The Twelve Mile Limit, or Celebrating Repeal Day!

Broke & Thirsty may have been gone for a bit, but now it is back up and running, continuing to give you great drink recipes and tips.  Today’s cocktail, the Twelve Mile Limit, is a nod to the 80th anniversary

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Posted in Brandy, Cheap Cocktails, Rum, Rye, Whiskey

Do You Want to be a Hero? Statistically…

…you should be drinking whiskey. And while you are at it, if you want to be an American hero, you should probably only drink cheap bourbon.  While creating snarky videos is not my forte, I know a great video when

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The Top 6 Bottles of Cheap Bourbon

Earlier this year during the storm of the Maker’s Mark dilution scare, Buzzfeed did a ranking of cheap bourbon replacements for people who appreciated Maker’s Mark. The problem I have with their list is that their definition of cheap costs

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Posted in Bourbon, Spirit Reviews, Spirits, Whiskey
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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