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Agave Sec

November 30th, 2009

Agave Sec

Tommy’s Margarita, found on bar menus across the world as, is a twist on the classic Margarita recipe that replaces the triple sec with agave syrup. Agave Sec aims to fuse the benefits of both triple sec and agave syrup to produce the perfect Margarita, but does it succeed?

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Stagger Lee – Part II

November 23rd, 2009

Stagger Lee – Part II

Oh Gosh! TV returns to Stagger Lee, Berlin’s newest bar themed after a 19th century American saloon bar, to enjoy a delicious Rosita cocktail made by Jakob Etzold.

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PX – Part II

November 19th, 2009

PX – Part II

Join Todd Thrasher at PX, a small speakeasy style bar in Alexandria, VA, for Eamonn’s Cocktail. Named after the son of Todd’s restaurant partner, the Eamonn’s Cocktail combines Powers Irish whiskey, yuzu citrus fruit and Todd’s take on Irish Red Lemonade along with a bit of molecular mixology for the “air” garnish.

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Scrappy’s Bitters

November 17th, 2009

Scrappy’s Bitters

It seems like you can’t blink these days without another bitters producer popping up somewhere in the world. The latest bitters line I’ve become aware of are Scrappy’s, produced by bartender Miles Thomas of Seattle. But how do they stack up to existing bitters from the likes of The Bitter Truth, Bob’s Bitters and Bittermens?

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Becketts Kopf

November 15th, 2009

Becketts Kopf

Oh Gosh! TV pays a visit to Becketts Kopf, a small bar in North Berlin that can be found by the illuminated portrait of Samual Beckett hanging in the window. Join Oliver Ebert and Cristina Neves for a Lusitanian cocktail, a tribute to Portugal using an aged variant of the Portuguese brandy aguardente.

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This is starting to get silly…

November 13th, 2009

This is starting to get silly…

Continuing the theme of bitters heavy drinks, I take a look at two cocktails from New York bartender Giuseppe Gonzalez that make use of frankly insane amounts of Angostura bitters to delicious effect. What better way to celebrate Angostura bitters going back in to production!

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Martini Bitter

November 10th, 2009

Martini Bitter

More than a year after coming across a cocktail that called for the mysterious ingredient “Martini Bitter” I’ve finally tracked down a few bottles. But was it worth the wait, and how does Martini Bitter stack up to its more famous rival – Campari?

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Bourbon – Part I

November 8th, 2009

Bourbon – Part I

After a short sojourn in Germany Oh Gosh! TV returns to Washington D.C. to visit at Bourbon in the Adams Morgan district. Join Owen Thompson for a Oaxaca Sunshine, a delicious cocktail using the Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal mezcal.

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What does it take to be a host?

November 4th, 2009

What does it take to be a host?

Join bar legends Charles Schumann, Peter Dorelli and Hidetsugu Ueno in conversation with Jörg Meyer at Bar Convent Berlin in Germany. From dress codes to how to deal with drunk guests, learn what they believe it takes to be a good host.

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Required Reading

November 2nd, 2009

Required Reading

The cocktail world is in better shape today than it has been in decades, and the local book shop certainly reflects this with a rash of new releases this year to satiate the demand for mixological information. Here is a roundup of some of my favourites from the year so far.

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