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Le Lion Part 3 – The Ranglum

April 30th, 2009

Le Lion Part 3 – The Ranglum

Continuing our visit to Le Lion – Bar de Paris in Hamburg join Torben Bornhöft for a Ranglum, a drink by former Le Lion bartender Gonçalo De Sousa Monteiro. A delicious cocktail that combines both dark and overproof rums, the Ranglum also makes great use of the falernum Torben produces with Philipp Jäckel under the Forgotten Flavours banner.

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Le Lion Pt. 2 – Coquetiez du Lion

April 25th, 2009

Le Lion Pt. 2 – Coquetiez du Lion

Continuing our series of drinks from Le Lion – Bar de Paris, join Søren Sørensen for Le Lion’s house drink, Le Coquetiez du Lion. A sophisticated yet approachable take on the Vesper, Le Coquetiez du Lion pays tribute in both its ingredients and name to American drink culture, classic cocktails, and the French name of the bar it calls home.

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Le Lion Part 1 – Gin-Basil Smash

April 21st, 2009

Le Lion Part 1 – Gin-Basil Smash

Le Lion is a small cocktail bar in Hamburg, Germany, which opened in late 2007 and has since gone to worldwide acclaim. Join owner Jörg Meyer at Le Lion for a Gin-Basil Smash, a simple but elegant drink that became the summer sensation of 2008 around the bars of Germany, and beyond.

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Barrel-proof ryes

April 20th, 2009

Barrel-proof ryes

Continuing the Why oh rye? whiskey comparison, a look at two heavily aged, barrel-proof ryes – LeNell’s Red Hook Rye and The Bitter Truth 24 year old.

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MxMO – Superior Twists

April 13th, 2009

MxMO – Superior Twists

For Mixology Monday this month we’re asked to look at superior twists. The Last Word is already an unusual, complex and delicious mixture, but Phil Ward’s Final Ward takes it one step further to make a truly superior twist.

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Buffalo Trace “Antique” Ryes

April 7th, 2009

Buffalo Trace “Antique” Ryes

Continuing the Why oh rye? whiskey comparison, a look at the Sazerac 18 year old rye and two different editions of the Thomas H. Handy Sazerac rye, all from the Buffalo Trace Distillery.

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Vintage Ryes

April 3rd, 2009

Vintage Ryes

Continuing the Why oh rye? whiskey comparison, a look at the 21 and 23 year old ryes bottled by KBD under the “Vintage” label.

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