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The Landing – Long Wharf – Boston

Awesome spot for a brew or tropical favorite in downtown Boston. Friendly service and handy take out from Legal Seafood down the street makes this outside wonder a perfect place to drink away a summer afternoon.

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Tropical Explosion

Prize winner at the Bell & Hand, Boston:

Ingredients

    1 oz Southern Comfort
    1 oz Stoli Raspberry
    1 oz Stoli Orange
    Pineapple juice

Instructions

Combine liquor in a pint glass filled with ice. Fill with pineapple juice.… Read more

Drink of the Week – Blue Motorcycle

Instructions

1 oz tequila
1 oz rum
1 oz vodka
1 oz gin
1 oz blue curaçao
Sweet & sour mix
7 Up

Ingredients

Fill a collins glass with ice and add alcohol one by one. Fill with sour mix and top with of 7 Up. Garnish with a cherry.… Read more

Old-Fashioned Recipe

How do you make old-fashioned mix from scratch? Better to make each drink separately from scratch.

Old Fashioned

You can premix bitters with sweet & sour as well.… Read more

Girly Drinks

Hello, my girlfriend doesn’t drink very often because she doesn’t know what mixed drinks to order. She likes frozen daiquiris and piña coladas and she also like rum and pineapple juice. Any suggestions of more how shall I say “fruity” or “girlie” drinks? Thanks. Love the site!

Here are a few that will make her happy:
http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/archive/m/midori_sour.htm
http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/archive/d/daiquiri.htm
http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/archive/p/pineapple_daiquri.htm
http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/archive/m/mojito.htm.… Read more

Flair Bartending

Q: What is flair bartending?

A: Flair bartending is the practice of entertaining guests, clientele, or audience with the throwing/juggling of bar tools (e.g., shaker tins) and liquor bottles in tricky, dazzling ways. “Flair,” or “freestyle bartending,” can be divided into two styles: working flair and competition flair. The difference between the two being the level of risk and complication of the tricks are higher for competitions. Good flair should be light-hearted and entertaining while … Read more

Absinthe

Q: I’m thinking about buying some absinthe. I’d like to know what it tastes like, bitter?

A: Absinthe tastes of anise—think black licorice.… Read more

Up Drinks

Q: What does it mean when a bartender asks if you would like your martini “up”?

A: If refers to serving the drink without ice, as in “straight up.” No ice is also referred to as “neat.”… Read more

To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze

Q: I’ve been a bartender for 30 years. Some new bartender insists on squeezing the lime. I say don’t squeeze it, let the customer decide if they want to add the flavor of a squeezed lime.

A: Personally, I agree. Better to not ruin someone’s drink, if they want to squeeze the lime, there it is, just waiting. No problem.… Read more

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