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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: Juan Collins

The Juan Collins is a variation on the Tom Collins. It uses tequila, line juice and agave nectar instead of traditional gin, lemon juice, and sugar the are found in the Tom Collins. The Juan Collins is a refreshing variation of a classic to provide refreshment on any spring day. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 ounces tequila 1 ounce… Continue reading The Happy Hour: Juan Collins

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The Happy Hour: The Nilla Wafer Martini

The nilla wafer is a staple snack of childhood and no banana pudding is the same without them. This excellent recipe seeks to recreate that flavor with a kick. Ingredients •1.5 oz vanilla vodka •1.5 oz amaretto Directions Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake all ingredients together until cold. Strain into a chilled… Continue reading The Happy Hour: The Nilla Wafer Martini

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The Happy Hour: The Side Car

The Sidecar is a cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Grand Gala or another triple sec), and lemon juice. The cocktail closely related to the older Brandy crusta, which differs both in presentation and in proportions of its components. Ingredients: 1oz. Orange Liqueur 1 oz. Lemon Juice 2 oz. Cognac Sugar… Continue reading The Happy Hour: The Side Car