Here’s To Summer Happy Hour: The Lonsdale

Over the last couple of weeks, San Diego’s weather has made its decisive “no more rain for six months” move into our long summer. And much like the necessary wardrobe alterations, the change of seasons also calls for a switch to more “summery” drinks. For the long, warm afternoons I was looking for something new…

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Your Home Bar: Keep It Neat

One night last week I had an interesting night out – I went with a couple of friends to a single-malt scotch tasting and dinner at a good, new restaurant in Carlsbad. This seemed like an interesting proposition, considering there were seven different whiskies* to taste.  I mean, wine-tastings are pretty easy – you can…

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Special Holiday Happy Hour — The English Afterthought

It’s a nice calm easy Independence Day weekend at The Aerie this year.  In addition to our national holiday, the weekend is always one of the biggest for tennis fans – this is the weekend of the Wimbledon finals. So, to honor, I’m sorry, honour our nation's forefathers and tennis heroes alike, we made a…

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Tuesday Meme

Nothing cures a blogging slump like a good meme…. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know…

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Friday Happy Hour: The Chelsea Sidecar

Note:  Apparently, I’m starting a series of some of my favorite drinks using my favorite cocktail shaker. The Sidecar is a one of the earliest known cocktails – thought to have originated in Europe around the end of the First World War. The classic sidecar is made with equal parts brandy (or cognac), cointreau, and lemon…

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