cocktail friend: fino collins
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cocktail friend: fino collins

Fino sherry is super refreshing for summer – light, dry almond skin and served cold (often with a plate of great jamon) – but you can also put it into a cocktail. Make a bare-bones version with just fino sherry and soda water, or you can follow the official recipe: 2 oz Tio Pepe Fino … Continue reading

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derby day drinks
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derby day drinks

Who cares if the race itself only lasts two minutes? The hours before (and after) are even more fun because they’re julep-filled. Mint juleps are delicious and so pretty, traditionally served out of these awesome silver cups (I use them for flowers afterwards). They’re really easy to make too: Muddle 1/2 an ounce of simple … Continue reading

cocktail friend: martini rubino and bianco
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cocktail friend: martini rubino and bianco

In Greek and Roman times, aromatized wines were created for health purposes. Leapfrog to the 19th century, when Luigi Rossi learned about herbs from village families and had his own liquor shop in Turin where he supplied botanicals to bigger distilleries. Alessandro Martini was his partner, who traveled the world to ensure global distribution. And so, … Continue reading

justin timberlake has a personal mixologist – and a birthday cocktail
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justin timberlake has a personal mixologist – and a birthday cocktail

 Personal stylist. Personal driver. Personal chef. Many celebs partake of such luxuries. But personal mixologist? Now that is grapefriend-worthy. Justin Timberlake has proven his GF status with this one. As it’s his 35th birthday today, he got a special cocktail created just for him. It’s called The Three Five (I like it) and it of course … Continue reading