Spring has sprung..

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…which means our favorite bars are releasing their spring menus and that is definitely something to be happy about!

Here is a fun one from our friends at Growler’s Pourhouse that features a homemade soda from Hart’s Soda Shop (be on the loookout for a profile about those awesome people coming soon).

I definitely can’t wait to try all of these!!

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11/12 Days of Cocktails, a bit late.

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Shit guys, I got to number 10 in our super awesome 12 days of cocktails countdown and then Christmas happened and I forgot. If it’s OK with y’all, I am gonna just combine this post to tell you about my 2 new favorite cocktail things this year. Cool?

  1. I have a new cocktail crush and I’ve been craving it hard for the last few weeks. We’re all aware of the Gimlet, a classic no frills cocktail, but switch up your London Dry for a Scottish Gin and you’ve got something special. A Hendricks Gimlet is quite perfect–tart from the juice, sweet from the sugar and just a hint of cucumber to round it out. Like I said, perfect.

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2. Books are cool in the fact that they teach you things. This book teaches you about things that get you drunk, so that’s extra cool, yeah? There are tons of mixology and spirits books out there, but one I picked up this year has sort of stuck with me. “Distilled” by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley is an awesome intro to spirits. Each chapter focuses on a different type, with a history synopsis, how it’s made and how to use it. I dig the simplicity of it, an easy read for those dipping their toes into the spirited pond of wonder.

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My true love gave to me..

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…number 10.

As we wind down the list, we feature our 2nd mule. This one, quite different than the last.

Colleen Hughes at Crepe Cellar/Growlers is a rockstar, and her drinks are damn tasty too.

Check out holiday version of the classic Moscow Mule!

X-Mas Mule

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

Cranberry syrup

Ginger Beer

Garnish with Rosemary

Yes, please!!

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12 Days of cocktails – #8

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I’m switching it up for this post because 8 is my favorite number. So instead of featuring a local cocktail, I’m gonna share with you one of my favorites. I have a penchant for sweet so it’s no surprise that one of my favorite libations is a Hemingway Daiquiri. Named after the writer, this version of the drink was one of Hemingway’s favorite cocktails. If made correctly, it is the perfect balance between tart and sweet.

Hemingway Daiquiri

Light Rum

Maraschino Liqueur

Grapefruit juice

Lime Juice

Simple Syrup

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