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Cocktail Hour: The (Old) Old Fashioned

Cocktail Hour: The (Old) Old Fashioned


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I’m a bit behind. Last week was Old Fashioned week, and I drank one in honor (the things I do for the blog…) but never posted about it. The old fashioned is called such as it is the essential cocktail: sugar, water, spirits and bitters. […]

Cocktail Hour: Creme Yvette

Cocktail Hour: Creme Yvette


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Okay, just a disclaimer. I profiled Chris Seelbach back in May with the Seelbach Cocktail, and offered the opportunity for a similar feature to any other candidate.  Yvette Simpson was the only other candidate who I contacted who wanted to a) talk about her candidacy […]

Cocktail Hour: The Seelbach Cocktail

Cocktail Hour: The Seelbach Cocktail


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Okay, just a disclaimer.  I picked this particular cocktail and the profile of the City Council candidate who shares its name because a) I like the cocktail, b) it’s Derby and appropriate and c) he’s a neighbor.  So as not to be partisan, if any […]

Friday Five: Derby Drinks

Friday Five: Derby Drinks


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I love the derby. Horses, hats, and bourbon– all of my favorite things. So here are four cocktails to get you through the Derby this year. Wait– did I say five? Number five is a special post that you’ll see in just an hour or […]

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!


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It’s Cinco de Mayo– I won’t be celebrating tonight (I’m saving it for the Cincy Cinco celebration on Fountain Square) but here are a couple of cocktail recipes from the vault to start your weekend right: La Paloma: My favorite tequila drink. Light, refreshing and […]

Champagne Week on booze me, schmooze me.

Champagne Week on booze me, schmooze me.


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For you cocktail-a-holics (okay, maybe not quite the right term), head over to booze me, schmooze me where I’m featuring Champagne Week: all cocktails featuring Champagne or sparkling wine. Here’s the schedule: Monday: The Champagne Cocktail Tuesday: The Kir Royale Wednesday: The French 75 Thursday: […]

Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish


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I’m not Irish. I don’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day. No kegs and eggs for me. No green beer (because any beer I want to drink would look funny green). Maybe a pint of Guinness tonight (I have a bottle in my fridge), but […]

Cocktail Hour: The Hurricane

Cocktail Hour: The Hurricane


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For those of you that love cocktails, I’m revamping booze me, schmooze me (okay, fine, I’m really trying to get it off the ground). I’ll always link to Cocktail Hour posts here, but they’ll be housed on BMSM to make it easier for those who […]

National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day


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There’s a day for everything, and today is National Margarita Day. I fully support this day. Want to support it? Make a margarita. I wrote about them last year during my soon-to-return Cocktail Hour series, and here’s the recipe. If you want more background on […]

Gift Idea: Drinks by the Dram

Gift Idea: Drinks by the Dram


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I get a lot of liquor pitches these days, and am slowly amassing products that I need to review (mostly on booze me, schmooze me– you’ll see an uptick there in the next few weeks).  I got this pitch and it was almost as if […]


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