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Episode #070 – Beer and a Shot Combos

Beer and a shot go together as classically as peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, or lime and ginger. Even with a local, craft microbrew and an ounce of good Scotch, there is something quintessentially blue-collar about the combination of the two.

Episode #068 – How to Host a Cocktail Party

Cocktails, like cooking, should be considered a domestic art, a skill for adult life with varied levels of interest and mastery. For the adventurous folks deciding to host and serve others the product of his skill and practice, this episode is for you.

Episode #067: Three Ingredient Cocktails

We are often asked about “easy” cocktails to make, and for cocktails that don’t take much up-front investment in new bottles. This episode, we do just that and dial down on three ingredient cocktails.

Episode #066 – Fernet Branca Cocktails

With Fernet Branca measurement is key. When a recipe calls for a bar spoon of it a second bar spoon may make the drink unpalatable to all but the most bitter-loving friends you’ve got. So be careful. And the recipes–well, we could probably post hundreds of them, but we’ll stick to some of our favorites. Our suggestion is to go out and buy a bottle–almost always less than $30–and try it. It’s going to be an acquired taste, but we promise, there is a big payoff once you get there. Enjoy!

Episode #065 – Sherry Cocktails

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. It is also great for making cocktails.

Episode #064 – Highball Cocktails

Highball cocktails are mixed drinks made of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer. Think Gin & Tonic or Whiskey Ginger. Simple yet delicious.

Episode #062 – Oscars Cocktails, Academy Awards Drinks

The Oscars are great for celebrating the great movies of the last year, and whether or not they featured scenes with a brew, a shot, or your favorite Oscars cocktail you should probably have a drink while you watch the awards.

Episode #061 – Chartreuse Cocktails

No matter which hue you choose, this centuries-old liqueur can create more depth and complexity to your cocktails. Whether you are adding a dash to a classic cocktail or serving up a Chartreuse forward concoction, these flavors are worth exploring.

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