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Irish Beverages to Keep You Festive This St.Patrick’s Day

Celebrating Irish heritage doesn’t have to stop at Guinness, Smithwick’s, Bushmill’s or Jameson. These well-known brands are worthy of their fame during the holiday (they beat green food coloring in …

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“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” ~ Charles Baudelaire

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5 Essential Tools to Make Your Homemade Beverages Better

The Espresso Machine You can use a espresso machine Every Single Day. Even on days when I don’t need a coffee because I’ve already had 6 while out running errands, …

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Food Pairing for the Rest of Us

“You are better at food pairing than you thought.” These are the words floating through my mind as I write this post, because I am astounded food pairing is so …

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How to Make a Traditional Absinthe Cocktail

Oh, the allure and anticipation I experience when preparing absinthe is oddly unique.  It feels ceremonial and delicate which means the end result, the drink, must be cherished.  No trouble …

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Absinthe: An Introduction

I really want to discuss absinthe. I want to explain what it is and what it is not. Then, in a separate post, I’ll outline how to drink absinthe properly …