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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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Monday Night RAW: A Natural Wine Tasting

Achievement: #54. Wildcard #1

We love a good wine tasting, and Allegheny Wine Mixer threw a fantastic one a couple weeks back. We’re here with the report; check it out. 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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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Jack Rose

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d do a cocktail with a little romance to it: the classic Jack Rose. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: The California Widow

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

We return for a second installment of our latest series to present a gin and eau de vie-based delight! Check out the recipe. Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: The Major Tom Collins

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

Every other Wednesday in 2017, we’ll be chronicling the preparation (and perhaps imbibing) of a new craft cocktail at our home bar. First up: a David Bowie-inspired mashup of two classics! 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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Fifty Shades of Laphroaig

Achievement: #7. Wildcard - Attend a USBG Event

We love being “enthusiast” members of the US Bartenders Guild, for the community, the cocktail knowledge…and especially, the events! Here’s a chronicle of the Laphroaig scotch tasting we attended in the spring. Give it a look! Continue reading

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Cocktail Corner: Autumn in the Springtime

Achievement: #62. Conquer the Banker’s List at Tender

It’s taking us a while, but we’re finally digging out of our post writing hole. Here’s a new entry into our thorough and, ahem, spirited investigation of the Banker’s List at Tender Bar + Kitchen. Continue reading

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Cocktail Corner: A Return To Gin Mountain

Achievement: #62. Conquer the Banker’s List at Tender

Though this posting is a little late, we have been dutifully chipping away at the classic cocktail list at Tender Bar + Kitchen in Lawrenceville. This round: we share a report on the Martinez and the Bee’s Knees. Continue reading

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