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  • Gin"London Dry" gin is the best known type of gin. The term "London Dry" refers to style and not a geographical location. This type of gin is first distilled in a column still, typically from a fermented mash of up to 75% corn, 15% barley malt, and othe...
  • AbsintheThe precise origin of absinthe is unclear. The medical use of wormwood dates back to ancient Egypt and is mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, circa 1550 BC. Wormwood extracts and wine-soaked wormwood leaves were used as remedies by the ancient Greeks. Mo...
  • Pisco Sour
    on Jul 26, 2010 in spirits story cocktails recipes
    Peruvian Pisco - Traditional Drink The Spaniards brought a grape liquor that with the time was elaborated in Peru. It was named "pisco", name that has three origins: means a Quechua word that translated to English means "bird". The mud container...
  • The Red Violin
    on Jul 24, 2010 in bacardi cocktails recipes
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  • Time Flies When Having Rum
    on Jul 22, 2010 in mojito rum story cocktails book
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  • How to do Martinis & Manhattans
    on Jul 22, 2010 in whiskey vodka martini gin how to cocktails
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  • TequilaTequila is a great party maker. Is a spirit that lifts your spirit.Produced in or near the town of Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico, this liquor is made from the fermented sweet sap of the Agave Tequilana Weber, known in Mexico as the Mezcal plant and in t...
  • Side Car
    on Jul 15, 2010 in martini cocktails recipes
    The sidecar was created in Paris during WWI and was generally made with Cognac or Armagnac. Lately though, it is more commonly being made with bourbon as opposed to brandy. Do be careful when varying ratios with this recipe, as it's important to find...
  • Mediterranean Martini
    on Jul 14, 2010 in martini cocktails recipes
    A variation of the Classic Vodka Martini. The Mediterranean Martini is a must for the Martini Lovers.  Ingredients: 3 1/2 oz. Grey GooseSplash of dry vermouth3 Basil  leavesLemon peels Preparation: In a Shaker with ice, join the vodka...
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