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The Happy Hour: It’s Time For A Hot Toddy

While the official start of winter is still a few weeks away, the increasing frequenct frigid temperatures are a reminder that winter is on its way. If you are like me, cold weather instinctually makes you crave something warm to drink. A classic drink of season that can satisfy this craving is the Hot Toddy. The … Continue reading The Happy Hour: It’s Time For A Hot Toddy

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The Happy Hour: Revisiting the Manhattan

My travel schedule has been at all time high as I've seen the inside of more hotel rooms in the past 6 months than I have in the past six years. One particular evening on my last business trip I found myself at the hotel bar for a nitecap. There on the special menu I… Continue reading The Happy Hour: Revisiting the Manhattan

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The Happy Hour: Bloody Mary

Invented in a New York bar around 1921, the cocktail's name is attributed to a number of historical figures including Queen Mary I of England and Mary Pickford. Others trace the name to a waitress named Mary who worked at a Chicago bar called the Bucket of Blood. The cocktail itself is a classic than some… Continue reading The Happy Hour: Bloody Mary

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The Happy Hour: The Bullet Martini ft. @Tanqueray

INGREDIENTS • 1  oz. Tanqueray London Dry Gin • 0.25  oz. Romana Sambuca Liquore • 1  splash(es) lemon juice • 1  splash(es) sugar syrup • 1  tsp lemon zest DIRECTIONS Pour the Tanqueray London Dry, Romana Sambuca, lemon juice, and sugar syrup into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass and… Continue reading The Happy Hour: The Bullet Martini ft. @Tanqueray

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The Happy Hour: Basil Gimlet

Ingredients * 8 Medium Basil Leaves * 1.5 ounces of Gin * 1 Lime, juiced * 1 to 2 teaspoons of Agave nectar Directions In a mixing glass, gently muddle the basil leaves. Next add lime juice, agave nectar and gin. After mixing, fill with ice and shake well. Finally strain into a martini glass.… Continue reading The Happy Hour: Basil Gimlet