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Time for a Little Hanky Panky (The Cocktail, That Is)

Posted on 10/19/2012 by | Cocktails, Spirits and Mixology | Comments

Bulletin TodayWe’ve already talked about making a proper Martini and if you’ve read that article, the recipe in today’s article will look familiar. The Hanky Panky is almost identical to a martini made with sweet vermouth but with the addition of one extra ingredient. While the martini has its own history, the Hanky Panky also has its own fantastic tale. One of the United State’s biggest losses during Prohibition was of bar men. And please note, I’m not being sexist when …

Making a Proper Martini

Posted on 10/12/2012 by | Cocktails, Spirits and Mixology | Comments

Bulletin TodayThis may be one of the most shocking posts I’ve ever written. Like pulling a band-aid off, this is better said quick: that “-tini” you’ve been drinking for years is not a martini at all! A martini does not contain chocolate, apple, other fruit flavorings (except orange bitters), olives or onions. A martini is made with only three ingredients that cannot be altered, unless you don’t want to call the resulting drink a martini. Those ingredients are gin, vermouth and …

Autumn Jewel

Posted on 10/5/2012 by | Cocktails, Spirits and Mixology | Comments

Bulletin TodayOne of my favorite liqueurs is Chartreuse. The spicy, herbal, and sweet liquor has been produced by the Carthusian Monks in France since the early 1700′s. The two most common types found in the liquor store is the Green or Yellow variety. The Green variety, arguably the most popular, comes in at 110 proof and is flavored with 132 plants and herbs. It’s color comes from the chlorophyll in these herbs and plants. The Yellow variety is much milder in flavor …