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21 November, 2013

A Pair of Pisco Tinctures

Posted in : Cocktail Recipes, Pisco on by : becca
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I have a pair of cocktails to share with you today. Each features the trio of pisco, orange, and a Royal Rose simple syrup. As you may recall, Royal Rose sent me a sampler of their organic, small-batch syrups a while back (meaning it was free!). I’ve been slowly sharing new cocktail recipes that feature
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17 December, 2012

Nonfiction Bragging: My Winning Cocktail, the Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini at the Washington Duke Inn

Posted in : Announcements, Cocktail Recipes, Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini at the Washington Duke Inn For the month of December, you can order a cocktail of my very own creation at the Washington Duke Inn’s Fairview Dining Room and Bull Durham Bar. I won first place in their Blog Nog cocktail competition for my riff on a Terry’s chocolate orange. It’s
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15 August, 2012

Bobbi’s Rum Punch (West 94th St. Pub, Durham)

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Bobbi’s Rum Punch West 94th Street Pub Woodcroft, Durham Website   Bobbi’s Rum Punch is silver rum with orange and pineapple juices and a floater of Bacardi 151 and grenadine. Well, it is supposed to have a floater, but based on the lack of layers and its singular color, I’d say all those ingredients are
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6 June, 2011

Point Break at the Pinhook

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Spirits on by : becca
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Point Break The Pinhook, Downtown Durham $8 The Pinhook has a new list of specialty drinks out, which means it was time to head out for a show! Not only did Aye Nako! and Dangerous Ponies give great shows—with impressively sparkly outfits to match—but the Point Break cocktail provided a smooth drink to relax my
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19 January, 2011

Mirwinator @ Blu Seafood (Durham)

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Bourbon on by : becca
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Mirwinator Blu Seafood 9th Street, Durham $9 The mirwinator is made of Evan Williams brandy, thyme, orange juice, and lemon juice. Except for the thyme, that’s a pretty standard list of ingredients, and there’s a reason for it. The combination of those flavors always makes for a first-rate cocktail, and the mirwinator is no exception
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18 March, 2010

Southern Fast Food Series #4: Biscuitville—Restaurant Review

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Southern Fast Food Series #4: Biscuitville Locations throughout Virginia and North Carolina This location: 2822 Chapel Hill Street, Durham Website Meal deals w/one side and a drink: $3.69–$5.19 Sandwiches only: $1.89–$3.79 Biscuitville was next on my southern fast food tour. This is mainly a breakfast spot with hours from 5:30 AM to 2:00 PM most
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2 March, 2010

Worse than a Tequila Hangover—Cocktail Review

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Worse than a Tequila Hangover 2 shots Two Fingers gold tequila 0.5 shot Starbucks coffee liquor 2 shots heavy pulp orange juice 0.5 shot maraschino cherry juice 1 maraschino cherry Shake up the first three ingredients, then tip in the cherry juice and plop in the cherry. It’s not pretty, but neither is a tequila
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