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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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Cocktail Corner: Scotch, Bourbon, And A Taste Of Ginger

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

We continue our monthly quest to learn more about classic cocktails at the delightful Tender Bar + Kitchen in Lawrenceville. This round: the Penicillin and the Stone-Fence. Continue reading

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For History And Whiskey, Wiggle Down To Wigle

Achievement: #19. Wigle Whiskey

Like whiskey? Like history? Like to buy local? If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these, check out Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey and their awesome weekly Distillery Tour. As you’ll see here, we had a great time — and we’re sure you will, too. Continue reading

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Cocktail Corner: Gin, Sweet Gin At Tender

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

Last year, we learned tequila, and this year, we’re learning classic cocktails. Join us as we conquer the “Banker’s List” of vintage and modern classics at Tender Bar + Kitchen. First up: the Aviation and the Alaska. Continue reading

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