Friday Happy Hour — The Pear Sling

If being out of work has any advantages, one of them is that Happy Hour always starts on time. I know I lot of people don’t like the taste of different whiskeys – I used to be one of them.  And I have to admit that I really don’t dig the taste of a Manhattan…

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Special Saturday Post-time Happy Hour: The Mint Julep

With the 135th Kentucky Derby being run today, there’s really only one choice for what to drink: A Mint Julep.  The Julep brings to mind old Southern days of relaxing on the veranda, but has become as synonymous with the Derby as roses. The Julep is potent drink (it’s essentially all bourbon) but is meant…

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Friday Happy Hour — The Sazerac

Now, I’m usually not much of a whiskey drinker unless it’s a finger of good scotch at the end of the night.  Me?  I tend to gravitate towards gin and tequila.  The Beloved, on the other hand likes her whiskies, preferably bourbon. But I’ve developed an interest in classic cocktails.  One of the firsts posts…

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Take Me to the Rivah

On the penultimate leg of our east-coast swing, we journeyed from my sis’ place in Frederick MD to the “Northern Neck” of Virginia where the Beloved and her brother had arranged a 50th wedding anniversary dinner and party for their folks.  On our drive over, we stopped and had our great visit with the “P’s”…

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