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Which bitters to use? The Atlantic provides a handy guide to the many types of bitters out there. *smartkitty

Which bitters to use? The Atlantic provides a handy guide to the many types of bitters out there.

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Chow features Little Italy, an Italian twist on the Manhattan that uses Cynar instead of Angostura bitters. *smartkitty

Chow features Little Italy, an Italian twist on the Manhattan that uses Cynar instead of Angostura bitters.

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Justinsomnia went to a party at St. George Spirits and had a tour and 'cocktail education.' Note for next year's birthday planning: you can have your party at a distillery. *smartkitty

Justinsomnia went to a party at St. George Spirits and had a tour and 'cocktail education.' Note for next year's birthday planning: you can have your party at a distillery.

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Grapefruit Margarita recipe in the LA Times has me looking forward to Cinco de Mayo! *smartkitty

Grapefruit Margarita recipe in the LA Times has me looking forward to Cinco de Mayo!

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SF Gate piece on Japanese whiskey covers some favorites of mine, including Yamazaki whiskeys and the Nihon Whisky Lounge *smartkitty

SF Gate piece on Japanese whiskey covers some favorites of mine, including Yamazaki whiskeys and the Nihon Whisky Lounge

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Kentucky.com presents some classic and new Spring cocktails, including the Açai sour warhead *smartkitty

Kentucky.com presents some classic and new Spring cocktails, including the Açai sour warhead

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Fun (and delicious) project from LA Times Daily Dish ~ fruit-infused sake! *smartkitty

Fun (and delicious) project from LA Times Daily Dish ~ fruit-infused sake!

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NYT points out a great cocktail find ~ Vermouth Perucchi, white or red *smartkitty

NYT points out a great cocktail find ~ Vermouth Perucchi, white or red

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The cocktail lounge in the Empire State Building ~ called the Empire Room ~ opened today in what used to be a Post Office substation. *smartkitty

The cocktail lounge in the Empire State Building ~ called the Empire Room ~ opened today in what used to be a Post Office substation.

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Brooke Arthur of Range in San Francisco mixes her Spring version of a Pimm's Cup for Bon Appetit. Her twist on the 1840s classic includes some herbs, strawberry and rhubarb. *smartkitty

Brooke Arthur of Range in San Francisco mixes her Spring version of a Pimm's Cup for Bon Appetit. Her twist on the 1840s classic includes some herbs, strawberry and rhubarb.

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The Vesper, made with gin, vodka and Lillet blanc, was created by Ian Fleming for the first James Bond book. SFist drinks it at Heaven's Dog and shares the recipe. *smartkitty

The Vesper, made with gin, vodka and Lillet blanc, was created by Ian Fleming for the first James Bond book. SFist drinks it at Heaven's Dog and shares the recipe.

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Served Raw features Miami-inspired recipes by Freddy Diaz of The Viceroy’s Club 50 ~ including Isla Bonita made with habanero-infused simple syrup. *smartkitty

Served Raw features Miami-inspired recipes by Freddy Diaz of The Viceroy’s Club 50 ~ including Isla Bonita made with habanero-infused simple syrup.

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Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, it's the Irish Spring Cocktail ~ made with Celery, gin, mint and lime. Tasty alternative to green beer! *smartkitty

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, it's the Irish Spring Cocktail ~ made with Celery, gin, mint and lime. Tasty alternative to green beer!

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At SFGate, Gary Regan tells the 'bitter truth about hard-to-find bitters' and shares his recipe for the Friar Serra Flip, which calls for Jerry Thomas Own Decanter bitters from the Bitter Truth.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/07/FD8R1C0RA2.DTL#recipe#ixzz0hvncpULB
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At SFGate, Gary Regan tells the 'bitter truth about hard-to-find bitters' and shares his recipe for the Friar Serra Flip, which calls for Jerry Thomas Own Decanter bitters from the Bitter Truth.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/07/FD8R1C0RA2.DTL#recipe#ixzz0hvncpULB
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Drinkhacker gives high marks to Yeyo, a new silver tequila with a fun name *smartkitty

Drinkhacker gives high marks to Yeyo, a new silver tequila with a fun name

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My friends at Savvy Housekeeping share a beer-making recipe for a clone of Lagunitas Brown Shugga ale ~ a hoppy, 10% beer. It is super delicious! *smartkitty

My friends at Savvy Housekeeping share a beer-making recipe for a clone of Lagunitas Brown Shugga ale ~ a hoppy, 10% beer. It is super delicious!

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Imbibe Magazine presents the Benton Park Swizzle, a riff on the classic Queen's Park Swizzle that uses Frenet Branca instead of Angostura bitters. *smartkitty

Imbibe Magazine presents the Benton Park Swizzle, a riff on the classic Queen's Park Swizzle that uses Frenet Branca instead of Angostura bitters.

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Chow shares the Satsuma Mojito by Chochon's Donald Link. There's a whole satsuma orange in there. Yum! *smartkitty

Chow shares the Satsuma Mojito by Chochon's Donald Link. There's a whole satsuma orange in there. Yum!

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David Lebovitz makes me ready to go back to France with with tales of the Cahors wine region and its thick, dark malbecs. *smartkitty

David Lebovitz makes me ready to go back to France with with tales of the Cahors wine region and its thick, dark malbecs.

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Love this simple and pretty white sangria by Lisa Marietta Gianotti *smartkitty

Love this simple and pretty white sangria by Lisa Marietta Gianotti

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Herbsaint is going back to the original formula and label! It had been toned down due to absinthe-importing restrictions. NY Times says it will be available in a couple days. *smartkitty

Herbsaint is going back to the original formula and label! It had been toned down due to absinthe-importing restrictions. NY Times says it will be available in a couple days.

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Blood-orange-infused tequila is the secret to the Blood Orange Jalapeño Margarita. LA Times shares the recipes! *smartkitty

Blood-orange-infused tequila is the secret to the Blood Orange Jalapeño Margarita. LA Times shares the recipes!

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Time Out NY says PDT is making vodka hip again with the Gold Coast, made with Karlsson’s Gold, Carlshamns Flaggpunsch, simple syrup, dill and “black pepper essence.”

Read more: http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/the-feed-blog/restaurants-bars/2010/02/game-changers-pdt-introduces-a-vodka-cocktail/#ixzz0frpA1Tvs
*smartkitty

Time Out NY says PDT is making vodka hip again with the Gold Coast, made with Karlsson’s Gold, Carlshamns Flaggpunsch, simple syrup, dill and “black pepper essence.”

Read more: http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/the-feed-blog/restaurants-bars/2010/02/game-changers-pdt-introduces-a-vodka-cocktail/#ixzz0frpA1Tvs

#3948
SF Gate explores the mainstreaming of 'white whiskey.' Don't call it moonshine ... it's legal! (I'll call it hooch) *smartkitty

SF Gate explores the mainstreaming of 'white whiskey.' Don't call it moonshine ... it's legal! (I'll call it hooch)

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Food Gal shares her Valentine's sparkling wine find: Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut *smartkitty

Food Gal shares her Valentine's sparkling wine find: Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut

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Miami New Times shares Box of Chocolates, a Valentine's Day chocolate cocktail. One can never have too much chocolate. *smartkitty

Miami New Times shares Box of Chocolates, a Valentine's Day chocolate cocktail. One can never have too much chocolate.

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A pink Valentine's cocktail that doesn't taste like a pink drink: The Margarita of Love, made with blueberry agave syrup ... and love *smartkitty

A pink Valentine's cocktail that doesn't taste like a pink drink: The Margarita of Love, made with blueberry agave syrup ... and love

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NYT Mag's Case Study blog shares The Fitty Spot ... a Valentine's Day cocktail with rum and hibiscus tea. *smartkitty

NYT Mag's Case Study blog shares The Fitty Spot ... a Valentine's Day cocktail with rum and hibiscus tea.

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NOLA.com shares Sazerac #9 ~ winner of the "Drink Like a Saint" contest. *smartkitty

NOLA.com shares Sazerac #9 ~ winner of the "Drink Like a Saint" contest.

#3909
Joel Finsel created custom Super Bowl cocktails. For Saints fans, there's the Spicy Sazerac. For Colts fans, there's the Blue Stampede. *smartkitty

Joel Finsel created custom Super Bowl cocktails. For Saints fans, there's the Spicy Sazerac. For Colts fans, there's the Blue Stampede.

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Light and soothing Green Tea and Ginger Cocktail on Savvy Housekeeping hits the spot! *smartkitty

Light and soothing Green Tea and Ginger Cocktail on Savvy Housekeeping hits the spot!

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Cocktail Virgin shares the Double Standard. Don't let the pink fool ya'!  Mixed by Derric Crothers, it contains gin, rye, lime and a fresh raspberry syrup. *smartkitty

Cocktail Virgin shares the Double Standard. Don't let the pink fool ya'! Mixed by Derric Crothers, it contains gin, rye, lime and a fresh raspberry syrup.

#3882
Miami New Times shares the recipe for Club 50's Wheat & Mint ~ a gin and beer cocktail. *smartkitty

Miami New Times shares the recipe for Club 50's Wheat & Mint ~ a gin and beer cocktail.

#3879
My current obsession ~ Mexican Hot Chocolate! Found this outstanding recipe on Food Woolf that includes rum & maraschino liqueur. *smartkitty

My current obsession ~ Mexican Hot Chocolate! Found this outstanding recipe on Food Woolf that includes rum & maraschino liqueur.

#3871
The Green Tea Gimlet: a tea twist to the cocktail classic for this month's Mixology Monday *smartkitty

The Green Tea Gimlet: a tea twist to the cocktail classic for this month's Mixology Monday

#3870
PS 7's Gina Chersevani created some beautiful and tasty cocktails with less than 110 calories. Washington Post's GOG Blog has the details. *smartkitty

PS 7's Gina Chersevani created some beautiful and tasty cocktails with less than 110 calories. Washington Post's GOG Blog has the details.

#3864
The Food Channel tells you how to make a pitcher of pretty margaritas from scratch for your party. No more mixes. *smartkitty

The Food Channel tells you how to make a pitcher of pretty margaritas from scratch for your party. No more mixes.

#3859
Happy thoughts for a rainy day: Colleen Mullaney, author of It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere, shares her favorite recipes for Island cocktails (pictured: The Voodoo) with Coastal Living. *smartkitty

Happy thoughts for a rainy day: Colleen Mullaney, author of It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere, shares her favorite recipes for Island cocktails (pictured: The Voodoo) with Coastal Living.

#3858
Gus McShane of Copa D’Oro in Santa Monica made two fresh passion fruit cocktails for KCRW's "Good Food." *smartkitty

Gus McShane of Copa D’Oro in Santa Monica made two fresh passion fruit cocktails for KCRW's "Good Food."

#3856
Instructables and ThinkGeek held a Cocktails vs. Mocktails contest. So fun! Here's the cocktail winner, the Color-Changing Cocktail. It " smokes elegantly, changes from a calm blue to fuschia" *smartkitty

Instructables and ThinkGeek held a Cocktails vs. Mocktails contest. So fun! Here's the cocktail winner, the Color-Changing Cocktail. It " smokes elegantly, changes from a calm blue to fuschia"

#3855
The Palm cocktail by The Hedley Club at the DeAnza Hotel, which made the Mercury News' list of the best hotel bars in the Silicon Valley. *smartkitty

The Palm cocktail by The Hedley Club at the DeAnza Hotel, which made the Mercury News' list of the best hotel bars in the Silicon Valley.

#3854
Totally jealous because I didn't make it to the Science of Cocktails event at the Exploratorium to see them playing with liquid nitrogen, among other things. Some good coverage at SF Gate. *smartkitty

Totally jealous because I didn't make it to the Science of Cocktails event at the Exploratorium to see them playing with liquid nitrogen, among other things. Some good coverage at SF Gate.

#3853
Savvy Housekeeping mixes up bourbon, pear syrup, maraschino liqueur and ginger ale for the super-tasty Pearaschino cocktail! *smartkitty

Savvy Housekeeping mixes up bourbon, pear syrup, maraschino liqueur and ginger ale for the super-tasty Pearaschino cocktail!

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Gary Regan in the SF Chronicle on how to be a superstar bartender, including photo-illustrated tips on things like chilling glasses. As you might imagine, commenters have a lot to say about it! *smartkitty

Gary Regan in the SF Chronicle on how to be a superstar bartender, including photo-illustrated tips on things like chilling glasses. As you might imagine, commenters have a lot to say about it!

#3849
YumSugar mixes up an Isle of Pines cocktail, made with pomegranate. Looks dark and mysterious! *smartkitty

YumSugar mixes up an Isle of Pines cocktail, made with pomegranate. Looks dark and mysterious!

#3848
Matthew Biancaniello from the Roosevelt Hotel is collaborating with Bar Keeper in Silver Lake to turn  blue-green emu eggs into cocktail cups! LA Times has great photos along with the story. *smartkitty

Matthew Biancaniello from the Roosevelt Hotel is collaborating with Bar Keeper in Silver Lake to turn blue-green emu eggs into cocktail cups! LA Times has great photos along with the story.

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