Articles Tagged: Vodka

The Sidecar

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There are numerous stories on the Sidecar’s origins. However, Harry’s Bar in Paris is generally credited with inventing the Sidecar for a patron who often rode in the sidecar of a motorcycle. Pictured is the Sidecar we drank at Harry’s.

I am grateful to this unknown and unsung mixologist who brought us this cocktail, as it is my personal favorite, and I am eternally grateful to the Bix in San Francisco for introducing me to … Read more

Four Leaf Clover

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Get into the St Patrick’s Day spirit with a Four Leaf Clover.

Who knows? It might even bring you good luck!… Read more

Bloody Mary

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While the origins of the Bloody Mary are not 100% clear, the Bloody Mary as we know it was ‘created’ by Fernand Petiot at Harry New York Bar Paris in 1921. Sure, folks were already making a drink of 50/50 Vodka and Tomato Juice, but Petoit, added a the spice factor.  When Vodka started to gain popularity in the 1950s the Bloody Mary really took off. 

The Bloody Mary has become a Sunday morning tradition, … Read more

Bloody Mary Modenese

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With just a few drops of aged balsamic vinegar Malpighi Extra Vecchio 25-year reserve, you can turn a regular Bloody Mary into an exotic specialty cocktail! Laced with a fresh, seductive flavor and an array of health benefits, this Bloody Mary Modenese is the perfect way to turn any moment into a unique memory.… Read more

Nick Strangeway on Absolut Craft Herbaceous Lemon

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We recently met bartender Nick Strageway at San Francisco’s Tick Dog to learn about his new line of all natural vodkas, Absolut Craft. Created by a master bartender, Absolut Craft was made specifically for bartending pros.

In the video below, Strangeway discusses the process of creating the Herbaceous Lemon, which contains no lemon at all. Rather, the vodka is made using a combination of lemon myrtle, lemon thyme, lemongrass and other other flavors that are … Read more

French-ish Martini

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In February, the groundhog predicted that spring would come early. Unfortunately, though, March 21st has come and gone, and winter seems to be slow to leave.

As you eagerly wait for spring to finally arrive, why not indulge in a cocktail? It’s sure to put a spring in your step – whether or not the weather cooperates.… Read more

Swedish Sun Cocktail

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Earth Day is just around the corner, and we should all be doing our part to preserve the planet.

Whether it’s bumping up your recycling efforts or taking the extra time to walk or bike to work as a way to reduce your carbon footprint, everyone can make a difference.  You can even move the needle with the cocktails you drink!

Want a way to toast responsibly on April 22nd? Try a Swedish Sun cocktail … Read more

Red Rose Martini

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Getting mixed signals instead of flowers from your crush this V-Day? Celebrate being single with the Red Rose Martini. Buying your own bouquet is fine in our book!… Read more

Swedish Kiss

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re making plans to spend February 14th with your significant other or toasting with friends, Purity Vodka’s “Swedish Kiss” is a sure way to get into the holiday spirit.… Read more

Hot on Top

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With 52% of young Americans planning to use whipped cream this Valentine’s Day and a third admitting to wanting “as much as they can get their hands on,” according to a recent survey, why not celebrate this day of love with a sexy “Hot on Top” cocktail? Enriched with the decadent flavors of hot chocolate and an Atomic Hot, cinnamon kick, Pinnacle Vodka’s “Hot on Top” is sure to make this holiday a memorable one.… Read more

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