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The Dead Parrots Society At Hidden Harbor

Achievement: #29. HH Rum Passport

We recently embarked on a guided tour through the world of rum, led by the kind folks at Hidden Harbor. Over the course of the year, we’ll be trying 20 rums produced in 20 countries. Here are our notes from the first 5 we tried. Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Singani Corpse Reviver #2

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

Now that we know about the joys of singani, we’re psyched to try it in lots of cocktails! First up: we made a take on the classic Corpse Reviver #2, using Singani 63 in place of gin. Examine the results! Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Golden Glove

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

As baseball season gets underway, we present a tasty, citrusy spin on the classic daiquiri for you to enjoy. (And go Pirates!) Continue reading

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Seasonal Cocktail Creations: The Rite Of Spring

Achievement: #18. Seasonal Cocktails | #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

This post is doing double-duty, as part of our hump day cocktail series, but also as the first of four seasonal cocktails we’ll be creating throughout the year. Without further ado, we present to you: The Rite of Spring! Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: The Artist’s Special (Special)

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

In honor of International Women’s Day, we decided to make a beverage that was introduced to us by one of our favorite bartenders in Pittsburgh (who happens to be a lady). Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Vieux Carré

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

Fat Tuesday approaches, so in honor of that we opted to make a cocktail with a little New Orleans flavor. Continue reading

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Dinos In The Dark: A (21+) Night At the Carnegie Museum

Achievement: #20. Wildcard #1 - 21+ Night At Carnegie Museum

Sometimes, exciting events come up that you didn’t know about at the start of the year. That’s why we added Wildcards to our achievement list. This first wildcard involves a trip to a 21+ event at the Carnegie Museum. Booze, bites, and (dino) bones — what could be better? Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Cocktail Week: A Disco Drink Donnybrook

Achievement: #34. Pittsburgh Cocktail Week

Better late than never, eh? This is our recap of the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Cocktail Week from earlier in the fall. Check out the tasty concoctions as we take you from Downtown to Lawrenceville to Shadyside and beyond! Continue reading

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Carnivores, Take Heed: Union Pig & Chicken Is A Can’t-Miss

Achievement: #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

We love a good barbecue, and Union Pig & Chicken works wonders with their meats. From brisket to pork to pastrami, they’ve got it all on lockdown (like Lindsay Lohan), so grab your phone and schedule a stop at Union today! Continue reading

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Around The (Cocktail) World In 31 Days: Leg Third & Final

Achievement: #44. 31 Cocktails in 31 Days

At last, we complete the circle and share the final stretch of our May home cocktail challenge. Each day in May, we crafted a classic or original cocktail at home; here’s the third and final round of results! Continue reading

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