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What Makes A Good Bartender?

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In New York City there are more than a few bars and each of them have the bartenders that work them. However not every bartender is a good one and the bad ones can truly throw off the relaxing vibes of being in a bar with friends.

So what makes a good bartender? There isn’t one answer to that question but with some of my own research and asking around, I have managed to make a list of 3 qualities of a great bartender. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 13, 2015 in Happy Hour

 

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Bourbon Heritage Month Has Begun

Bourbon Heritage Month Has Begun


September is Bourbon Heritage Month which means that I will be partaking in the beverage a little more than usual this month. 
The national observance was first declared in 2007, and has been celebrated in Kentucky and around the country ever since.

I figured that since it is the start of the month that I would offer a brief history of bourbon to kick off these celebrations.

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Posted by on September 3, 2015 in Cocktail History

 

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Avalon Yacht Club – Sunset Cocktail


Growing up, I split my life up between the suburbs of Philadelphia and Avalon, New Jersey, where I spent my summers.  For those of you who don’t know, Avalon is a sleepy town by South Jersey standards, with a nice beaches, good food, and a few select bars and lounges. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Happy Hour

 

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The New Jameson’s Bar – New York, NY

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After a 3 month hiatus, the Jameson’s Bar in Midtown (Turtle Bay to be exact) reopened looking like a thoroughbred horse compared to its origins of being a work-horse neighborhood pub. Fantastic metamorphosis!
The night was capped off with an Irish Coffee made with my favorite Irish liquid Powers Whiskey

Everyone, you must check out this place. Fun times are guaranteed to happen in this sophisticated setting.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2014 in in Manhattan NYC, Uncategorized

 

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Burnside Bourbon at Elliott’s in Seattle

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I happened to be lucky enough to be in Seattle on the day of the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Victory Parade. While admittedly I am not a Seahawks fan, I have to say it was cool being around so many festive and excited people. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Around the globe

 

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Smokey Bones Manhattan with Makers Mark

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Even a chain restaurant, using one of the most common bourbons, can make this drink properly.  The Southern chain Smokey Bones which I assume is famous for, well.. um.. smokey bones (ribs) can make a basic, but completely satisfying Manhattan.  Using just the essential and prescribed ingredients such as Markers Mark, Angostura Bitters and whatever-the-bartender-grabbed-out-of-the-well vermouth hit the spot that night.  Sometimes, when everyone else around you is drinking beer from a bucket and slurring their words, a proper drink comes as a perfect break.

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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The Beginnings of the Best Cocktail – The Manhattan

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The Manhattan has a few foundational components that make it such a popular and legendary elixir. Firstly, it is truly an American cocktail as it defining ingredient is the New World’s whiskey, Bourbon. And Secondly, its namesake is the quintessential American city with enough attitude and character to inebriate anyone.

The blending of American Bourbon with fine European vermouths and Caribbean bitters adds a bit of zeal and hints at our exploratory nature.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Cocktail History

 

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