The Moscow Mule

As featured on Oprah’s Big Yosemite Camping Adventure…The Moscow Mule is a simple combination of vodka and ginger beer. It’s a bright, peppery, summer beverage that is perfect to enjoy on the Fourth of July, especially since it emerged from two true cornerstones of American entrepreneurship – desperation and deceit!

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Harvey Wallbanger

Let’s hear it for Harvey! This is a drink I’ve been curious about all my life. If my parents weren’t drinking it in the seventies, they were certainly referencing it in conversation as a popular beverage among the kings and queens of the shag carpet set.

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String of Pearls

This is a sweet, smooth, dare I say “cozy” after-dinner drink to serve on a night you’re staying in with a movie on the big screen TV.  They also might fit alongside the Sidecar, Whiskey Sour and Horse’s Neck at a 1940’s Prohibition-themed party. The creme de cacao and the half-and-half pretty much sweep any alcoholic bite right out of the glass, so be careful.  They go down fast.

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Sam’s Red Dot

Shake the contents over ice and pour with the two raspberries waiting anxiously at the bottom of your glass. The ruby color and the sweet taste make it a great dessert drink. For an additional kick, add 1 ounce of Bailey’s. For even more of a kick, set the lighting low, dress your cat up in jewelry and pretend you’re at a swanky ball. Dance around the room and say things like “Oh you mad boy!” and “Let’s all do the Lindy!”

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Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary (Part 2)

Parisian bartender Ferdinand Petiot is generally credited with inventing the Bloody Mary while working at a Parisian bar called Harry’s New York Bar. The bar itself was originally a bistro purchased by an American jockey named Tod Sloan. Sloan was partnered with a New Yorker who closed his own bar in Manhattan and had it shipped to Paris.

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