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  • November 26, 2014

    Jefferson’s Ocean Martin Exclusive Single Barrel Bourbon

    The holiday season is fast approaching, which means our gifting lists are growing longer by the day. Fear not! We have you covered for the Bourbon lover (or prospective Bourbon lover!) in your life. Jefferson’s Ocean tastes of Bourbon spice, caramel, cinnamon and dark fruit. The bourbon was put on a container ship for 6 […]

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  • November 13, 2014

    Hot Toddy

    Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces brandy, whiskey, or rum 1 Tablespoon honey 1/4 lemon 1 cup hot water 1 tea bag 1 cinnamon stick for garnish Procedure Coat the bottom of a mug or glass with honey. Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter. On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to […]

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  • October 23, 2014

    Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail

    Ingredients 1 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey Martin’s recommends Johnny Drum Private Stock 101 Bourbon or Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey 1 oz Campari 1 oz Sweet Vermouth Garnish: orange twist or cherry Procedure Pour ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice. Stir well for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish […]

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  • October 21, 2014

    Predator Zinfandel Old Vine 2013 in Wood Box

    An intense, full-bodied wine with red fruit, blackberry and spice. Lingering tannins over a long, smoky finish. This Zinfandel has bright raspberry, blackberry, black pepper and smoky oak aromas with flavors of bold red raspberry, cherry, juicy blackberry and black pepper with smooth tannins.

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  • October 21, 2014

    The Culprit Red Table Wine 2011

    The winemaker’s art of blending is often limited by the rules governing the varietal labeling. Culprit is an adventure in winemaking artistry breaking out of the ordinary confines to produce an ultra-premium Sonoma red wine. Now we have captured the best characteristics of intense and extracted berry fruit layered judiciously with a spice box of flavors that only Sonoma can offer. The Culprit on […]

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  • October 17, 2014

    Block 985 Paicines Family Reserve 2011

    This wine has a bouquet similar to Bordeaux with hints of leather and tobacco. It is fruit forward, balanced and has a nice dry finish. Serve this wine with steak, roast or any other dish that calls for a medium-bodied dry red. 

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  • September 01, 2014

    Fleur de Lis Chardonnay 2014

    Football Season is finally here! Whether you’re tailgating at the game or hosting a gathering with your friends, Fleur de Lis wine is a game day essential. Available in Chardonnay and Cabernet. Only $9.99

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  • September 01, 2014

    Fleur de Lis Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    Football Season is finally here! Whether you’re tailgating at the game or hosting a gathering with your friends, Fleur de Lis wine is a game day essential. Available in Chardonnay and Cabernet. Only $9.99!

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  • July 31, 2014

    A Bit of History

    Which came fist the chicken or the egg? Or better yet, was it beer or bread that made mankind settle down for the first time? While this question is debated to this day it is undeniable that beer and it predecessors enjoyed an important place in ancient cultures. Archeological finds indicate that beer (or its […]

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  • July 31, 2014

    Ingredients

    Malted Barley Other than water, the main ingredient in most beers is malted barley. Barley on its own doesn’t contain the right enzymes or starches to produce alcohol. Through a process called “malting,” the grain is altered to gain these ingredients. The malting process involves partial germination of the seed followed by drying the grain […]

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  • August 01, 2014

    Brewing Process

    In the most simple of terms, brewing is the mixing of a starch source with water and then adding yeast to induce fermentation. Sounds simple, but the process can get a little complicated. Step 1: Malting the Grain Today, most beers use malted barley as the starch source for the brewing process. Malted barley is […]

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  • August 01, 2014

    Beer Styles

    Beer can be broken down into two main groups: ales and lagers. Ales are produced using top fermenting yeast that metabolizes the starch at a warmer temperature, approximately 64°F. Lagers use yeast that ferments at a cooler temperature, usually around 50°F. Ales tend to be heavier with fruity flavors; whereas, lagers are lighter and crisper […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Blood Mary

    From Scratch Ingredients 2 ounces Vodka Martin’s recommends Grays Peak Vodka or Square One Cucumber Organic 4 ounces high-quality tomato juice 1 tablespoon celery salt 1/4 lemon, cut into two wedges 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or less to taste) Dash cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Boulevardier

    Ingredients 1 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey Martin’s recommends Johnny Drum Private Stock 101 Bourbon or Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey 1 oz Campari 1 oz Sweet Vermouth Garnish: orange twist or cherry Procedure Pour ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice. Stir well for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Brooklyn

    Ingredients 2 oz Rye or other Whiskey Martin’s recommends Bulleit Rye Whiskey or Westchester Wheat Whiskey 1 oz Dry Vermouth 1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur 1/4 ounce Amer Picon or a few or orange bitters Procedure Combine ingredients with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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  • June 27, 2014

    Cosmopolitan

    Ingredients Ice 1 1/2 oz citrus-flavored Vodka Martin’s recommends Grays Peak Vodka Meyer Lemon 1/2 oz triple sec 1/2 oz cranberry juice 1/4 oz lime juice Orange twist, for garnish Procedure Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Vodka, triple sec, cranberry and lime. Shake! Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.

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  • June 27, 2014

    Daiquiri

    Ingredients 2 oz light Rum Martin’s recommends Plantation Silver Rum 3 Stars 3/4 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 1/2 of a lime) 1 teaspoon sugar Procedure Pour sugar and lime juice into a cocktail shaker and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the Rum and fill shaker with ice. Shake well for 10 seconds and […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Dark and Stormy

    Ingredients 2 oz Dark Rum Martin’s recommends Gosling’s Black Seal Rum Bermuda 10 oz of ginger beer Lime wedge, for garnish Ice 1/4 lime Procedure Fill a 12 oz glass with ice. Squeeze the lime wedge over the ice in the glass. Add Rum and ginger beer. Stir lightly and garnish with lime wedge, if desired.

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  • June 27, 2014

    French 75

    Ingredients 2 oz Gin or Cognac Martin’s recommends Citadelle Gin or Pierre Ferrand Cognac Original Formula 1840 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tsp sugar Champagne or sparkling wine Garnish: long thin lemon spiral and cocktail cherry Procedure Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add Gin/Cognac, lemon juice and sugar and shake until well chilled, […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Irish Coffee

    Ingredients 2 oz Irish Whiskey Martin’s recommends Jameson Blended Irish Whiskey 4 oz fresh-brewed coffee 1/2 to 1 oz simple syrup 1-2 oz heavy cream Procedure Whip the cream until thick, but not stiff. In a pre-warmed toddy mug, add Whiskey, simple syrup and coffee. Stir. Gently spoon cream atop the coffee mixture.

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  • June 27, 2014

    Mai Tai

    Ingredients 1 oz Light Rum Martin’s recommends Plantation Silver Rum 3 Stars 1 oz Dark Rum Martin’s recommends Angostura Rum Anejo 5 Year Juice of 1 medium lime, about 1 ounce (save the shell for garnish) 1/2 oz Curaçao 1/2 oz Orgeat Syrup Garnish: mint Procedure Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Margarita

    Ingredients 3 1/2 cups high quality Tequila, preferably Reposado Martin’s recommends Calle 23 Tequila Reposado or Fortaleza Tequila Reposado 2 cups Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec 1/2 cup simple syrup (or more to taste) 2 quarts ice cubes 3/4 cup lemon juice, from 6 to 10 lemons 3/4 cup lime juice, from 8 to […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Manhattan

    Ingredients 4 oz Rye Whiskey or Bourbon Martin’s recommends Johnny Drum Private Stock 101 Bourbon or Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey 2 oz sweet Vermouth 4 dashes Angostura bitters Garnish: 2 Maraschino cherries and 2 twist orange peel Procedure Add Whiskey, sweet Vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir. Place a maraschino cherry […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Martini

    Ingredients 2 oz Dry Gin Martin’s recommends Comb Gin 9 1 oz Dry Vermouth 1 dash orange bitters (optional, but highly recommended) Procedure Combine ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake! Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist a piece of lemon peel over the drink as garnish, or toss in an olive.

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  • June 27, 2014

    Mimosa

    Ingredients 1 bottle Sparkling Wine, Cava, Prosecco or Champagne Martin’s recommends Adriano Adami Prosecco Garbel Brut Treviso NV, Casa Dora Brut Cava NV or Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV 1 carton Orange Juice Triple Sec (optional) Procedure Fill half of a champagne flute with chilled sparkling wine or Champagne (about an ounce) and top off […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Mint Julep

    Ingredients 3 oz Bourbon Martin’s recommends Rowan’s Creek  3/4 oz Cocktail & Sons Mint & Lemon Verbena 8 to 10 leaves fresh mint Crushed ice Garnish: Mint leaves  Procedure Pour simple syrup to the bottom of a tall glass. Add mint leaves and gently bruise with a wooden spoon. Stir in Bourbon. Fill the glass with crushed […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Moscow Mule

    Ingredients 2 oz Vodka Martin’s recommends Grays Peak Vodka 1 oz lime juice Ginger beer Garnish: lime wedge Procedure Pour Vodka and lime juice into a highball glass with ice. Top off with the ginger beer. Garnish with the lime wedge.

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  • June 27, 2014

    Mojito

    Ingredients 1 oz Silver Rum Martin’s recommends Plantation Silver Rum 3 Stars or 10 Cane Rum 12 mint leaves 1 tbsp sugar Splash of lime syrup 2 oz club soda Procedure Place mint leaves in bottom of glass. Add crushed ice, Rum, sugar and lime syrup and muddle. Add club soda and garnish with mint […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Negroni

    Ingredients 1 oz Dry Gin Martin’s recommends Citadelle Gin 1 oz Campari 1 oz Sweet Vermouth Procedure There are two common ways to serve a Negroni: on the rocks, or straight up. On the Rocks Combine the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice and stir. Twist a piece of orange peel over the […]

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  • June 27, 2014

    Old Fashioned

     Ingredients 2 ounces Bourbon or Rye Whiskey Martin’s recommends Rowan’s Creek Small Batch Bourbon 1 teaspoon superfine sugar (or 1 sugar cube) 2-3 dashes of bitters Procedure Place the sugar in an Old Fashioned glass and douse with the bitters. Add a few drops of water and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add Whiskey and […]

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