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Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

Drinking New Orleans, Part 2: Cocktail à la Louisiane

Following on the heels of the Vieux Carré is a drink with remarkably similar ingredients but a drastically different taste: the Cocktail à la Louisiane. Like the VC, it was salvaged from … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Drinking New Orleans, Part 1: The Vieux Carré

Well, Mardi Gras was last Tuesday, and I’m sure everyone in the drink blogosphere has been getting an ample dosage of information on the Sazerac, the official cocktail of New Orleans, … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” or Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum (and Cinnamon)

Ah yes, A Christmas Story: a true yuletide classic. Jean Shepherd’s composite tale of his childhood Christmas during the Great Depression has always been a family favorite — I’m sure a lot … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · 3 Comments