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Sex and the City: Absolut Hunk

October 25th, 2007

Sex and the City: Absolut Hunk

Love it or hate it, Sex and the City introduced a whole new generation of drinkers, myself included, to the fabulous world of the cocktail. This is part of a series of posts trying out drinks featured on the show, and seeing how they stand up in the real world. Today, the Absolut Hunk.

Things have [...]

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Singapore Sling(s)

October 19th, 2007

Singapore Sling(s)

With many classic cocktails it’s difficult to find any information about it at all. The Singapore Sling, however, has an abundance of information and history written about it. The problem is much of it is so contradictory working out the actual history of the drink is rather difficult. With so many recipes around, which are worth making?

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MxMO – Pairings

October 16th, 2007

MxMO – Pairings

This month’s Mixology Monday is hosted by Natalie “The Liquid Muse” Bovis-Nelsen, who has chosen the rather interesting topic of cocktail pairings, or finding cocktails and food that work particularly well together. This presented an interesting challenge to me as I tend to drink wine when dining, leaving cocktails for after-dinner, afternoons and, well, every [...]

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October 9th, 2007


Bénédictine is a brandy-based herbal liqueur flavoured using 27 plants and spices. It was first formulated in 1510 by Dom Bernardo Vincelli, a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Fécamp. The liqueur was made here for almost 300 years as a tonic to aid the monks, until the French Revolution destroyed the monastery and put [...]

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Hermes at last

October 5th, 2007

Hermes at last

When I was gathering together the various bitters for my recent orange bitters and aromatic bitters comparisons there was one brand whose bitters I just couldn’t get hold of – Hermes. I had read about them on several other cocktail sites, and really wanted to include them in my comparisons, but no matter how hard [...]

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Now, Voyager

October 1st, 2007

Now, Voyager

Jerry Durrance
“What will you have?”

Charlotte Vale
“I’ll leave that to you.”

Jerry Durrance
“What about Bourbon Old Fashioneds?”

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