Welcome Autumn Happy Hour: The Clove-Scented Sidecar

One of the really tragic #firstworldproblems that goes along with getting the flu is that it keeps you from having Happy Hour – just that very thought is making my head hurt. Fortunately, I’m back to (almost) 100% and it’s time for the first happy hour of autumn. Emailing with a friend today, we recalled…

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Friday Happy Hour: The Citrus Sidecar

Clementines and tangerines are popular treats this time of year – appearing in grocery stores around Christmastime in cheerful orange boxes.  Of course, after taking one or two in your lunch for a month, maybe you’re wearying of them just a little. Well, waste not want not I say.  It’s Friday.  It’s the end of…

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Southern Hemisphere Happy Hour: The Cochabamba Taxi

Upon her return from her native Bolivia, my minion friend and co-worker Ana presented me with a bottle of the “national liquor” of her homeland: singani. Singani is technically a brandy – distilled from grapes, not grain, though it is not aged in oak barrels, so it is clear rather than colored. I tasted 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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