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January 21

Dave Matthews

I didn’t make it back to my hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick this past holiday season (Lord, it seems like a long time ago now). I can’t remember the reason. Something about $2400 worth of plane tickets and traveling with 2½-year-old and 2-month-old girls in shitty weather. Yeah, that was it. As such, although it […]

March 06

Blood and Sand

Suddenly the man was thrown from between the bull’s horns with a devastating blow, and tumbled to the sand. The bull lowered his head, picking up the lifeless body, lifting it for an instant on its horns and letting it fall once more before careering away on a mad path, the rapier plunged deep to […]

February 26

Martini

Picking up where we left off last time, the Martinez, compounded from sweetened gin and sweet vermouth, is not only an offspring of the Manhattan, but it is also purported to be the antecedent to the Martini. As others have suggested, Gary Regan may have said it best in his seminal work, The Joy of […]

February 12

Cubed Old-Fashioned

To wrap up the Old-Fashioned motif, I’ve decide to conclude with one of Jamie Boudreau’s variations on the time-honoured classic. Mr. Boudreau, a fellow Canadian originally hailing from Montréal, has fashioned a cocktail using the Old-Fashioned framework, but has tripled the number of spirits and bitters. What’s more, he’s captured the essence of the Old-Fashioned […]