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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Ginger Daiquiri

I mixed up one of these on a whim after making a batch of ginger simple syrup and fell in love. Even back in July, I realized that the strong ginger flavor would carry this drink into the brown & orange months long after my taste for summer sours went off to hibernate. It calls […]

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Martini

I realize that most of you barflies know how to mix a decent Martini, but I can’t very well have a name like “Mr. Booze” and not mention this building block of the bar world. You absolutely have to know how to mix a proper one. This knowledge walks hand in hand with the Heimlich […]

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Mr. Booze’s Interview with Philip Greene

Author Of To Have And Have Another, A Hemingway Cocktail Companion Philip Greene, founding member of The Museum of the American Cocktail and writer of To Have And Have Another, A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, has taken a few minutes from his busy schedule with his career in law, book tours, and family life in order to […]

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Mr. Booze’s Christmas Album Picks 2013

You can’t, you just can’t, I tell you, play modern Christmas music with your cocktail or while hosting a party this December.   The soul just isn’t there with these modern pop princesses and boy singers.   Let your kids enjoy that stuff in the car; give ‘em that … but never in the home […]

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Mr. Booze Holiday Cocktails 2013

It wouldn’t be the holidays without at least one “red-nosed” evening devoted to festive cocktails, indulgent nosh, and bad sweaters.  We present our annual picks for interesting, flavorful and festive cocktails for you to enjoy, or at the very least make the relatives’ visit a little less intrusive.   It’s the season to break out […]

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Mr. Booze’s 2013 Holiday Bar Gift Picks!

Man, did 2013 ever fly by! Here we are again offering up ten solid suggestions as gifts for your favorite elbow-bender come the holidays. As in past years, I’m trying to stay and stray just a bit left off the beaten path. I’m presenting to you a list of the more whimsical, yet still practical […]

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2013 Autumn Cocktail Album Reviews

Pulp And Culture Box Set, VI – Not the cheapest collection I’ve reviewed, but worth every penny, this is an excellent exploration into themed music of the 50′s & 60′s. Four discs broken into four far-fetched categories that collectively are perfect for a themed gathering be it Halloween, retro-rockabilly, retro, or just plain fun. Rock […]

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Halloween Cocktails & More!

Do you hear them? … the Children of the Night? … baying, growling, sniffing at your sealed doors for an invitation.  It happens every October as the month pulls itself out of its moldy tomb & thickens with orange & black promise. You carve the pumpkins, prepare the kid’s costumes & view b&w horror movies […]

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