Whiskey Cocktails

The Irish Mule

Irish Mule

By Father John Rayls I will drink most anything once, but prefer good whiskey (and make it neat!). Insofar as cocktails go, I am only interested in two, and only one is based on whiskey: margaritas and Irish Mules, and I prefer to make my own. Living in South Texas, as I do, guarantees an argument on how to make ...

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St. Patrick’s Piñavera

St. Patrick's Piñavera

By Julia Ritz Toffoli My earliest memories of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day recall snow. A lot of snow. Whether in Boston or in Montreal, mid-March was still considered the depths of winter, and St. Paddy’s Day celebrations were conducted accordingly: winter parkas and whiskey neat. So this unusually summer-like weather we’ve been having in New York—a high of 72 on ...

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Fall #AF Punch

Fall Punch

By Julia Ritz Toffoli A couple of weeks ago I was up in the Hudson Valley with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday and visit the Tuthilltown Distillery, where Hudson Whiskey, among others, is produced. Now, I’m from Massachusetts, so I’m well familiar with fall foliage, and the gorgeous explosions of color that graces New England during autumn. ...

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Espinheira Com Uísque

Bourbon and Ginja cocktail

By Julia Ritz Toffoli Two weeks ago I went on a very short, very last minute trip to Lisbon for work. I don’t recommend flying to Europe for just a couple days, but the disadvantages—exhaustion, never really knowing what time it was, a very high plane time to destination time ratio—were overwhelmingly outweighed by the delights that I discovered there! ...

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The Bourbon Berry Bramble

Bourbon Berry Bramble

By Julia Ritz Toffoli One of my favorite childhood memories is going wild berry picking with my grandfather in the south of France. Papie Roger—Grandpa Roger—was a life-long lover of the outdoors, and knew more about edible plants than anyone else I’ve ever met. While my brother and I reveled in the berry-laden bushes—stuffing more blueberries into our mouths than ...

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