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A Lesson in Gin

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ORIGINS OF GIN

It is claimed that British soldiers who provided support in Antwerp against the Spanish in 1585, during the Eighty Years' War, were already drinking genever (the juniper-flavored liquor from which gin evolved) for its calming effects before battle Continue reading...

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Make It a [blank] Negroni

Posted by Pat Bradley on


When I'm not drinking champagne or the like, you can often find me imbibing my my top two backup libations: gin or Campari. When I first discovered the slightly bitter liqueur several years ago, I'd often enjoy it straight--on the rocks--or mixed with a splash of ginger ale. (And that was back when I was still cool enough to go to nightclubs on a regular basis, for which it was the perfect drink because nobody wanted a share of it.) It wasn't long before I'd discovered the classic Campari cocktail: the negroni. Continue reading...

 

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