The Cocktail Vibe at Mr. Booze

As important as the addition of well prepared, exciting, flavorful, old-school Cocktails are to an evening of imbibing, there are several other things to take care of and that are equally important to a fun experience. You must have the vibe cooking in the room. This is the place to come for recommendations on music, recipe books, history and the scene.
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New Album Reviews

Tommy Sands, Dream With Me – Who knew? Created as Capitol Records’ answer to Elvis Presley, this former child-hillbilly-singer grew on up to become second to only the King in terms of popularity for a short while. This double album containing both Tommy’s Dream With Me and his Thinking Of You is very good. Born […]

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Irish Whiskey Cocktails

I love Irish Whiskey, and have since I first graduated from beer to spirits. I have enough of a selection of home-bar bottles of the Aqua Vitae to open my own Irish bar, I love it so. My favorite way to drink it is neat, just a finger width from the bottom of a heavy, […]

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Wild Irish Rose

Posted this one recently on our Facebook page. I found this one in an old magazine and happened to have everything on hand. This was just a great cocktail and one I enjoyed as an early evening sipper. The whiskey was definitely there, but the sweet cut of the grenadine & sparkle of the soda […]

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How to Create the Perfect Home Bar

I’m seeing them everywhere.  Just this summer, I found a tiki-bar sitting on a curb in front of a neighborhood house being renovated. I threw her in the back of the Volvo, refinished the top, picked up some whicker barstools at a value-village, and now I have a summer bar-port. I’ve had neighbors ask me […]

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Simple Syrup

Usually, when you read a cocktail recipe that calls for a sugar additive, you can substitute with the sugar syrup know as Simple Syrup.  I use the stuff all the time in my sour drinks (Daiquiri, Jack Rose, Sidecar, many Tiki drinks, etc…). What I love doing with my simple syrups is to infuse them […]

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Apricot Cooler

As I write this, we’re swinging on into spring, so I thought I’d include a cocktail perfectly suited for your Easter ham and deviled eggs. There are plenty of flavored brandies on the market but if you’re just starting your home bar or don’t yet have any, apricot’s a great one to start with. It’s […]

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Bobby Burns

Say this one with a Scottish accent while your pouring them, laddie. It sounds great. Here’s another tasty scotch cocktail that doesn’t call for one of your single malts, a blend will work just fine and dandy. This drink’s perfect for a Dewars, Grants or Cutty Sark. You can serve it up or on the […]

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The 5 Drinks Home Bartenders Should Know Like the Back Of Their Hands

Let’s put the car in reverse for a second, shall we?  It dawned on me as I was at a party a week or so ago, that many hosts with home bars or well-stocked liquor cabinets still have no clue on how to make some basic cocktails.  Hosts fumble their way through cocktail recipe books, […]

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