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ALCOHOL


Applejack
Bailey's
Banana Liqueur
Beer
Blue Curacao
Bourbon
Brandy
Campari
Champagne
Cherry Heering
Chocolate liqueur
Cinnamon liqueur
Cointreau
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Gin
Kahlua
Mescal
Midori
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Prosecco
Rum
Schnapps, Peach
Sherry
St. Germain
Tequila
Triple Sec
Vermouth, Blanc
Vermouth, Dry
Vermouth, Sweet
Vodka
Whiskey
Wine

MIXERS


Agave
Avocado
Bitters
Bitters, Angostura
Bitters, Orange
Cream
Garnish
Ginger Ale
Ginger Beer
Grenadine
Honey
Juice, Apple
Juice, Cranberry
Juice, Grape
Juice, Lemon
Juice, Lime
Juice, Orange
Juice, Pomegranate
Lemonade
Lime Cordial
Mint
Pecan Syrup
Simple Syrup
Strawberries
Tea

BARTENDERS


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Dale DeGroff
David Wondrich
Employees Only
La Bottega
Rachel Maddow
Thad Vogler

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29 July 10
TANTRIS SIDECAR
In Imbibe Magazine’s Q & A with political commentator Rachel Maddow (who also happens to be a serious cocktail enthusiast), Maddow said that one of her favorite cocktails is the Tantris Sidecar from New York  City’s Pegu Club. Here’s the recipe.
· 1 1/4 oz. Courvoisier VS Cognac · 1/;2 oz. calvados (fine) · 1/2 oz. Cointreau · 1/2 oz. lemon juice · 1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1) · 1/4 oz. pineapple juice · 1/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake, strain into cocktail glass rimmed with sugar and garnish with a lemon twist.

TANTRIS SIDECAR

In Imbibe Magazine’s Q & A with political commentator Rachel Maddow (who also happens to be a serious cocktail enthusiast), Maddow said that one of her favorite cocktails is the Tantris Sidecar from New York City’s Pegu Club. Here’s the recipe.

· 1 1/4 oz. Courvoisier VS Cognac
· 1/;2 oz. calvados (fine)
· 1/2 oz. Cointreau
· 1/2 oz. lemon juice
· 1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
· 1/4 oz. pineapple juice
· 1/4 oz. Green Chartreuse

Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake, strain into cocktail glass rimmed with sugar and garnish with a lemon twist.

11 July 10

In honor of Rachel Maddow being back from Afghanistan and going on Meet The Press today, another Rachel/booze post!

Rachel appears to have two favorite cocktails, though she may just throw the term around every time she has a new favorite. Still, this is a good one, as well as being a video tutorial that harkens back to the glory days of radio-style Rachel Maddow. The recipe is as follows:

JACK ROSE

· 2 oz Applejack
· 1/2 oz Grenadine
· 1 Lime, juiced

Shake the ingredients and strain into a martini glass.

Source: New York Magazine

The other cocktail Rachel has called her favorite is the Sidecar, though unfortunately the original post in which she made the claim is lost to the annals of time due to the collapse of Air America.

SIDECAR

· 8 parts Brandy (get something nice. Pay at least $16 or you’ll be disappointed)
· 1 part Cointreau
· 2 parts Lemon Juice (do yourself the favor of using fresh-squeezed)

Get a shaker. Put the liquid ingredients in a shaker. Then make your tray of glasses, martini glasses if you’ve got them. Sugar the rim by rubbing the rim of your glasses with the squeezed out lemon, and then dip the rims in a saucer of sugar. When you’re ready put ice the shaker, shake it up, and then strain the drink into your prepared glasses.

Source: Rachel Maddow

3 June 10

THE MADDOW

This cocktail was created by Thad Vogler of San Francisco in honor of Dr. Maddow when she appeared as part of a Mother Jones fundraiser in 2009. The original link below includes video of her appearance in addition to the somewhat (obviously appropriately) San Francisco-specific recipe.

· 2 oz Tanqueray 10 gin
· 1/4 oz Grenadine by Small Hands Foods (San Francisco)
· 1/2 oz Dolin Blanc vermouth
· 2 dashes Orange bitters

Stir well and strain into a 5 oz cocktail glass. Garnish with broad lemon zest.

Source: Mother Jones

22 May 10

One of my favorite cocktails is also one of the first I learned how to make properly. Many of Rachel Maddow’s pre-television cocktail lessons are lost now that Air America is defunct and its website has disappeared, and later on I’ll be posting more of them that I happened to save before that happened. But first, thanks to a presentation she gave in Madison, Wisconsin during a live radio broadcast, this particular recipe is easily accessible:

THE GIN SLING

· 1 1/2 oz Gin
· 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
· 1 oz Simple syrup
· 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
· 1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake and strain all the ingredients into rocks-filled Collins glass and top with seltzer.

Source: The Mic 92.1

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh