May 15, 2013

Skankynavia: A Portuguese Quickie

by Anders Arhoj


I seriously did not know anything about Portugal and its inhabitants until I set my boot on its shores in May 2013.

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December 7, 2012

The PDT Project: Black Flip

by Payman Bahmani

Categorically speaking, a flip is a cocktail in which a whole egg is deployed, the reason being to impart a richness, body, and a silky texture to a drink.

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July 13, 2012

The PDT Project: Apple Daiquiri

by Payman Bahmani

When it comes to knockoffs and variations, perhaps no cocktail has been the subject of more unflattering imitations than the classic Daiquiri.

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February 2, 2011

Happy Hour: The Old Fashioned

by Payman Bahmani

Old Fashioned

Before we had bars, we had places called taverns and saloons. And before we had Manhattans, Martinis, and other fancified cocktails, there was a drink which people simply referred to as a ‘whiskey cocktail.’

It was the early 19th century, and the term ‘cocktail’ referenced a simple drink composed of a spirit along with a bit of sugar, water, and bitters added to it; and all you had to do was specify your spirit of choice (assuming the establishment fancied such things as “choice”).

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