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6 October, 2016

Specialty Cocktails at Albany’s Ivy Room

Specialty Cocktails at Albany’s Ivy Room
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Albany - CA, Tequila on by : becca
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The Ivy Room Back in March, I visited the Ivy Room soon after its redesign and re-opening. Since then, they have added specialty cocktails to their full bar, and whichever bartender has developed them deserves a raise! Sure, a full bar ensures you can always get your favorite drink when you want it, but I
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16 November, 2011

Drunken Horchata at Dos Perros

Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Drunken Horchata Dos Perros Dinner Review, Brunch Review Downtown Durham $9 This horchata, Kraken rum, and Licor 43 drink is a vast improvement over its predecessor, La Leche, which I tried over a year ago at Dos Perros. What’s the difference? Only the Licor 43 and a larger serving. It’s possible that the rum has
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19 March, 2010

The Cricket (My Place)—Cocktail Review

Posted in : Cocktail Recipes, Vodka on by : becca
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The Cricket Chocolate Syrup ¼ shot Sambuca Splash crème de menthe ½ shot hazelnut liquor 1.5 shots light cream 1.5 shots vodka Drizzle some chocolate syrup around the sides of a martini glass. Shake together the rest of the ingredients and pour them in. This drink was inspired by my nearly empty bottle of crème
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15 January, 2010

Kentucky Tartlet — Cocktail Review

Posted in : Bourbon, Cocktail Recipes on by : becca
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One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to spend less money on alcohol. While you might think this would cut down on my wine and cocktail reviews, I refuse to let it! Reviews of cocktails from nearby bartenders will, indeed, be less frequent, but I plan to fill that void with cocktails of
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19 December, 2009

Margarita @ Torero’s (Durham) — Cocktail Review

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Margarita Torero’s 15-501 and Garrett Road, Durham Website Torero’s house margarita comes in four sizes: regular, macho, grande, and gigante.  This is a regular size glass: Believe me, the gigante glass was terrifying to behold. Torero’s makes their own margarita mix and on first sip, it was sweet, and I feared too much so. Subsequent
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8 December, 2009

Monty Python Spritzer @ Nantucket Cafe (Durham) — Cocktail Review

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Prosecco on by : becca
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Monty Python Spritzer Nantucket Café, Durham Website This was a simple bubbly cocktail, served with lots of ice. Prosecco, St. Germain elderflower liquor, and a dash of club soda united to create a drink with a mild beige color near the bottom. The sweet, floral flavor of elderflower was the most present component – perhaps
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6 October, 2009

Dykki @ Whiskey (Durham)

Comments : 4 Posted in : Absinthe, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Dykki Whiskey Five Points, Durham This colorless cocktail was made with Plymouth gin, St. Germain elderflower liquor, Lillet Blanc, and an absinthe rinse.  It smelled of both licorice and pine trees.  The elderflower liquor gave a hint of sweetness to the drink and the Lillet Blanc provided smoothness.  These two elements combined made the gin
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21 September, 2009

Cocktail Review–Sazerac @ Whiskey (Durham)

Comments : 2 Posted in : Absinthe, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Sazerac @ Whiskey Five Points, Durham $12 Whiskey’s Sazerac is made with Jim Beam Rye, Peychaud’s bitters, and simple syrup.  The key to the drink, though, is the absinthe rim the glass is given before the rest is poured in.  Its licorice notes dominate the smell and initial taste; as I love absinthe, this is
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12 July, 2009

Cocktail Review–Little Red Corvette, Jujube, Chapel Hill

Cocktail Review–Little Red Corvette, Jujube, Chapel Hill
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Little Red Corvette Jujube, Chapel Hill http://www.jujuberestaurant.com $9 The Little Red Corvette is made with agave syrup, tequila, and hibiscus nectar.  It was served in a double old-fashioned glass.  The drink was a beautiful carmine pink at bottom, with the shade getting lighter the higher up it went. Hibiscus is a great choice for a
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3 April, 2009

Cocktail Review–The Shiki Tini

Cocktail Review–The Shiki Tini
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Shiki Sushi 207 W Highway 54 Homestead Market, Durham http://www.shikisushionline.com/ I am an unabashed fan of Shiki Sushi.  Their intriguing deluxe rolls, relaxing atmosphere, and fantastic selection of non-sushi items never fail to leave me well-fed and happy.  But there is the occasionally squeaky wheel and at last night’s dinner, it was the Shiki Tini.