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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QotD: Favorite Time of Day — Easiest. Answer. Ever.

What's your favorite time of day and why? Well, that’s such an easy question, it hardly bears answering.  My favorite time of the day is: Happy Hour!! Tonight, the Beloved is enjoying a zanahorita, and I’m prepared to enjoy a tall, cool tequila sunrise, which I think is an incredibly under-rated drink.  It’s also a…

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Friday Happy Hour: The Zanahorita

Ok, I have a confession.  I make a crappy margarita. What’s that you say?  You live in San Diego, 30 miles or so from the border – you of all people – with your love of cocktails and spicy Mexican food this should have been something in your arsenal a long time ago. I agree. …

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Friday Happy Hour: Agent Orange

When I was in my 20s, and you were at a wedding reception (and we're going to one this weekend…) and wanted to get a mixed drink, it was a screwdriver.  It was easy and tasty, but it hardly conveyed any sense of sophistication.  It's the default for a lot of folks that feel "on the…

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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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Rain!

Talk about a Happy Friday!  Today’s the first solid day of rain San Diego’s seen since sometime last Spring.  There were spotty showers in October, but today should be the first long, soaking rain we’ve seen in a long time. For me, this is always a day to get excited about.  We’ve been so dry…

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