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Cinnamon Appletini
This one is per request of Katie. No, not my Katie.  A different Katie.  She knows who she is. CINNAMON APPLETINI 1.5    oz       Vodka 1/2    oz       Sour Apple Schnapps 1/2    oz       Cinnamon Schnapps 2       oz       Apple Juice Add all 4 ingredients ...
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Back Forty
The highest number ever counted to on Sesame Street was 40.  "Are we ****ing done yet?  Ah, ah, ah..." The number of spaces on a Monopoly board is 40. The Great Flood involved rainfall for 40 days and 40 nights. There are 40 hours in a regular work week. My...
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Sidecar
The wife and I were Netflix-mining old episodes of the culinary TV show Good Eats .  If you haven't watched it, it's an atypical cooking show as the host, Alton Brown, tends to go very in depth into the history, engineering principles, and chemical make-ups...
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Not Your Father's Root Beer
This is not your father (most likely). And THIS is... I was first introduced to this wonderful ale this summer on a trip to Chicago with our awesome family friends.  We were out for a long walking tour, 12 miles total for the day if memory serves, when we s...
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Reader's Choice
Regular readers know that I am a huge Star Wars dork .  So the news of Harrison Ford's plane crash shook me quite a bit.  In a way, it helped me understand the grief being experienced by the long-time arch-rival Trekkies out there with the loss of Spock. Le...
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Sneaky Tequila
I don't really have a good tie-in this week as world news has been a significant downer , the Mavs are having trouble with their point guard and I have no interest in Hollywood's annual self-gratification .  So, today's cocktail is one that was emailed to m...
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Sir Mix-A-Lot's Legacy
I saw this over the weekend and could not resist. If you like darker, richer brews then you'll love it.  It reminds me a lot of Schneider & Sons Aventinus with a smoother aftertaste. And my kids giggled about the name for 10 minutes. OK, so I giggled like a...
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Total Confusion
Bruce Jenner is one totally confused dude.  Not only was he involved in a recent fatal car accident for which he can provide only sketchy details , but he is going to become a woman .  That's right, in the odd event that you have not heard this already, Bru...
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Mini-Rita
Thursday night is the night when I typically write these posts and I'm always looking for something to do when I'm finished editing.  But now NFL season is over.  NBA is about to head into the All-Star break.  MLB hasn't even hit spring training yet.  NHL? ...
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Groundhog Day
Monday, February 2 is Groundhog Day.  The day that a large rat comes out of his hiding hole to give an unintelligent response as to what's in store for the near future*.  But this is more a comment on humanity than it is the rodent.  The Global Warming alar...
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