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The Five Minute Margarita Lesson

With Cinco de Mayo on our horizon next week, a quick lesson on the drink a majority will be ordering and/or mixing. As with many other cocktails, the history and actual creator of the margarita has been clouded by time. Some argue a wealthy Texas socialite invented it; others claimed it was a concocted by […]

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Bar Essentials: Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is basically defined as a liquified form of sugar. It is used to sweeten cocktails. It can also be used to sweeten your tea, coffee, or other cold drinks like lemonade. Simple syrup is an essential for the well stocked home bar. It is a necessary ingredient in many cocktails, including the Daiquiri, […]

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Cocktails to be paired with cuisine at ‘A Night in New Orleans,’ Nov. 16 at The Local Joint

Enjoy cuisine and cocktails inspired by The Big Easy during “A Night in New Orleans,” a three-course dinner Nov. 16 at The Local Joint in Rockledge, paired with craft cocktails by The Straw Hat Barmen. Starting at 6 p.m., to the music of George Grosman and Joe Fritz, you’ll be served an appetizer of fried […]

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Gin Fizz for the Doubtful Drinker

Gin has been said to be “a drinker’s drink.” A lot of people can’t stand the taste of it, and others realize it’s an acquired taste after one has delved deeper into cocktail culture. I stand up to the challenge of creating yummy gin drinks all can enjoy. A sort of Gin Renaissance has come […]

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