Archive for Beverages

Pisco Sour
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01/20/2014
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The Pisco Sour cocktail has its origins in Peru and Chile, featuring Pisco of course which is a grape brandy made in the wine producing regions of both countries.  Many credit bartenders Victor Morris and Mario Bruiget with creating and developing this cocktail during the 1920s in Morris’ Lima, Peru establishment.  Similar concoctions of Pisco,… View Article

B52 Cocktail
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11/12/2013
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It’s a band!  It’s a plane!  It’s… the B-52 Cocktail!  Since its appearance in the 70s, debate still surrounds the true origin of this cocktail’s name.  Nevertheless, whether it was named after an American long-range bomber or a new wave band from Georgia, this drink’s fame quickly soared to the top of the charts and… View Article

Corpse Reviver (No. 2) Cocktail
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10/28/2013
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Corpse Reviver cocktails are generally referred to as “hair of the dog” hangover cures, and are thought to reduce the symptoms resulting from the overindulgence of alcohol.  The term “hair of the dog” comes from the 16th century medical treatment for rabies, which called for the application of a “hair of the dog that bit… View Article

Chai Normandy Cocktail
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10/06/2013
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Normandy France has long been known for the quality of its cream.  In classic regional dishes like Veal or Chicken Normandy, tender cutlets are coated in a luxurious sauce of cream, apples and a French apple brandy known as Calvados.  Specially grown apples are selected and fermented into a into a cider, which is distilled… View Article

Gin & Dubonnet
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08/07/2013
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Dubonnet is a French fortified wine aperitif, enhanced by herbs, spices and a bit of quinine.  It first made its appearance in 1846 in response to a government-sponsored contest to encourage French Foreign Legionnaires to consume bitter-tasting quinine as protection against malaria. Gin and Dubonnet cocktails began to rise in popularity in the 1900s, with… View Article

Lavender Martini
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07/13/2013
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  During a recent trip to Carousel Lavender Farm in Bucks County, PA we found ourselves intoxicated by the vision and fragrance of sublime purple.  This experience inspired us to conjure this wistful martini. Lavender Martini Author: The Framed Table Recipe type: Cocktail Serves: 1 Lavender Martini Ingredients 1 oz Crème de Violette 1 oz Gin (we used… View Article

Absinthe
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06/06/2013
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Originally hailed for its healing properties, then banned under false pretenses of causing hallucinations and evil doings, Absinthe is now legal to produce and purchase again across the globe. Absinthe was first distilled in Switzerland at the end of the 18th century by Pierre Ordinaire, a French doctor researching distilled wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) for its… View Article

Cosmopolitan Cocktail
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04/30/2013
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The Cosmopolitan, like any great fashion icon, has gone in and out of popularity over the years.  After suddenly being launched into the lime light, then inevitably cast aside as being passé, this potion should always remain a staple of your cocktail wardrobe. Originally made with Citron Vodka, this head-turning beauty owes its start to… View Article

Earl Grey Infused Gin Cocktail
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03/29/2013
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Infusing spirits with herbs, fruit, tea and other flavorings is a great way to add your own signature to a drink. Although many infusions can take days to weeks to really develop, using a concentrated infusing agent like a flowery Earl Grey tea speeds up the process and provides remarkably full flavors in just a… View Article

Blood Orange Margarita
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02/06/2013
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‘Tis the season for Blood Oranges.  The holidays are long over and out of the way making room for us to celebrate peak citrus season.  Dating back to the 15th century, Blood Oranges were first cultivated in the Mediterranean in Southern Italy and are a natural mutation of the sweet orange.  In the US they are now… View Article

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