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Mixing It Up Like Bootleg Greg

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Mixing It Up Like Bootleg Greg

The Parallel Post in Trumbull Connecticut is holding a Field Guide  Happy Hour Book Launch event on April 20th sponsored by Half Full Brewery. To properly celebrate, bartender Greg Genias (also known as Bootleg Greg) has created some beer cocktails and generously shared them with us here.  A colorful trio of cocktails using Half Full Brewery's beers Green cocktail: In Pursuit of the Green Cucumber extract Onyx 111 MoonshineFresh Lime Gomme Half Full Brewery Pursuit IPA  Pink Cocktail: Bright StrawBeery Daiquiri Fresh Strawberries Light RumFresh Lime Simple SyrupHalf Full Brewery Bright Ale  Yellow Cocktail: Toasted Pineapple Fresh Pineapple Cinnamon WhiskeyBourbon Whiskey Lemon juice Half Full Brewery Toasted Amber   Greg and the Parallel Post certainly know how to do a book...

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PINE Cocktail Recipes

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PINE Cocktail Recipes

PINE at The Hanover Inn Dartmouth, New Hampshire is hosting a Field Guide Cocktail Party on April 22nd with their bartender James Ives who is featured in the book. To help everyone get an idea of what a great event this is going to be, James Ives has shared two original PINE drink recipes. Duck & Cover Duck & Cover2oz. foie-gras-infused Armagnac1/3 oz Grand MarnierBarspoon of Demerera sugar syrup3 dashes Angostura bitter1 dash orange bitters Combine and serve on large ice cubes. Garnish with an orange peel. Moving Front Moving Front1 oz. Aged Rum (El Dorado 12 year or Ron Zacapa Solera)1 oz. Bonded Rye Whiskey+/- .33 oz....

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Try Your Hand at the Boulevardier

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Try Your Hand at the Boulevardier

Philip Khanderhrish, bartender at The Setai, Miami Beach and our featured professional for Florida, shares his version of the Boulevardier. Florida leaves most of its liquor laws up to local laws which means Miami's bars are open until 3am and establishments designated as nightclubs or supper clubs are allowed to serve until 5am while in the northwest corner of the state there are three dry counties. The Boulevardier is a classic whiskey cocktail similar to the popular Negroni in composition. Invented in the 20s, the Boulevardier is enjoying a return to menus across the country.

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Ready For Lift Off

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Ready For Lift Off

The official launch date for The Field Guide to Drinking in America is April 21st. Only one month away. The books have arrived, Niki is busy signing copies to send out to all the contributors, and our marketing and PR teams are in overdrive.  What better way to celebrate the release of a book about drinking than by throwing a great big party! We were lucky enough to get an open night at White Owl Social Club, and will be partying it up on April 13th at 6pm.  Here's a sneak peak at the posters White Owl made up for the event: We are...

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Why the Green Beer?

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Why the Green Beer?

A great American drinking holiday is just around the corner. For some, St. Patrick’s day is a harbinger of spring: a raucous party where corned beef and cabbage dominate the menu, green beer and other libations are quaffed with gusto, and the streets are awash in a sea of emerald. Most revelers know that the celebration is somewhat different in Ireland itself. Saint Patrick never drove the snakes out of Ireland and in fact wasn’t even born there (turns out he was English). His feast day is a national holiday in Ireland, and because it lands in the midst of Lent,...

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