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Drink of the Weekend – St. Charles Punch

By at March 13, 2015 | 8:17 pm

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           - St. Charles Punch -  Named after a fine old New Orleans hotel built in 1896 and a specialty of the hotel bar.   INGREDIENTS2 oz Tawny Port - 10yr 1 oz Cognac VSOP 2 tsp. superfine sugar 1 oz lemon juice 3-4

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Drink of the Weekend – Ampersand

By at March 6, 2015 | 2:11 pm

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           - Ampersand Cocktail -  The Ampersand is made with cognac, Old Tom gin, and sweet vermouth, and seasoned with orange bitters. The drink appears in The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, and some say the name refers to the ampersand in Martini & Rossi vermouth,

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Drink of the Weekend – The Brandy Crusta

By at February 27, 2015 | 2:27 pm

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           - The Brandy Crusta -  The Brandy Crusta is a bit of a mysterious drink. Supposedly invented in 1852 New Orleans by Joseph Santina at The Jewel of the South, a bar on Gravier Street, the Brandy Crusta is impossible to fully understand since there are many

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Drink of the Weekend – Suffering Bastard

By at February 20, 2015 | 2:47 pm

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           - Suffering Bastard -  The drink's genesis can be traced to the Long Bar at the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo. As the story goes, in the late 1940s, the Shepheard's bar steward was Joe Scialom. One day in 1947, according to Esquire, Scialom was desperate for a hangover

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