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Cocktail Recipes, Spirits, and Local Bars

Whisky Mac

This old timer’s whisky cocktail is shorthand for the Whisky Macdonald, so named for a Colonel Hector MacDonald, who first crafted the drink while serving during the British Raj in India. It’s a simple combination of blended scotch and Stone& 39;s Original Green Ginger Wine , a fortified wine described on the bottle as a & 34;ginger flavored currant wine& 34; with a 13.
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Cocktail Recipes, Spirits, and Local Bars

Chai Spice Mule

Inspired by the comforting flavors in chai, this mule was created to pair with the roller coaster ride that is fall in Virginia—“warming, comforting, autumnal spices but also zesty ginger beer and refreshing flavors,” says Nikki Drake, the bar director at 2941 Restaurant in Washington, D.C. “You can drink it during one of the surprise fall heat waves as easily as on a chilly evening.
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Cocktail Recipes, Spirits, and Local Bars

Gin-Gin Mule

This gingery cocktail found in “New York Cocktails” (Cider Mill Press, $19.95) by Amanda Schuster was created by Audrey Saunders for her NYC bar Pegu Club as a gateway gin drink for vodka lovers. Not only did it succeed, it inspired many variations around the world.Homemade ginger beer won’t be fizzy and thus can be shaken.
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Cocktail Recipes, Spirits, and Local Bars

Trick Nog

Try this modern and boozy twist on the classic Eggnog recipe.2 1/2 oz Wild Turkey 81 bourbon1/2 oz Orange juice1/2 oz Cream1/4 oz Brown sugar syrup1 Whole egg1 tsp Cherry HeeringGarnish: Grated cinnamonGarnish: Cinnamon stickGarnish: Orange peelAdd all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.Strain into 2 punch cups.
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Cocktail Recipes, Spirits, and Local Bars

8 Mental Health Tips for Bartenders During Bar and Restaurant Closures

The hospitality industry is undergoing an unprecedentedly difficult time right now, with bars closing and laying off employees or trying to figure out creative ways to stay afloat during the current COVID-19 crisis. It’s a lot to deal with. Three renowned mental health experts provide ways to get through each day while supporting colleagues and engaging in healthy self-care practices.
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