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The History of the Hot Toddy

The History of the Hot Toddy

It’s cold and the snow is falling. You don’t have a fireplace to warm you, but you do have whiskey, tea, honey, and lemon. So you turn to the hot toddy, your old winter warmer friend. You drink with an appreciation that only viral praises and infinite lists of hot toddy variations married together on the internet […]

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The 6 Best Whiskies for Your Hot Toddy

The 6 Best Whiskies for Your Hot Toddy

When the cold weather comes, so do the hot toddies. Few other drinks match the warming and cold-curing qualities like the combination of whiskey, tea, lemon, and honey. Drinking one is a given; the only question is, how are you going to make it? Whiskey is the strongest flavor in a hot toddy if you make […]

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Why You’re Wrong About Sweet Cocktails

Why You’re Wrong About Sweet Cocktails

“Not too sweet.” For many bartenders, these three words are like daggers to their hearts, or a way to instantly get put on their “jackass” lists. “I would say it is the most common guest instruction or request,” says Allen Lancaster, master cocktail craftsman at The Bar at The Spectator Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.

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You’re Probably Making Your Bloody Mary Wrong

You’re Probably Making Your Bloody Mary Wrong

It took Prohibition, a New York bar in Paris, the Russian Revolution, and canned tomatoes for America’s most famous brunch hangover cure, the Bloody Mary, to come into existence. Or so the story goes, anyway. Almost a century later, the veritable mix of tomato juice, vodka, and spices still holds a cherished spot on the brunch […]

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