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The Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail — not just for breakfast anymore

To judge from the film and literature of the time, it seems that social drinkers of the 1920s and ’30s (and, indeed, for much of the Twentieth Century) found it amusing to drink too much, wake up in the morning with a hangover, complain about the hangover, then drink some more to get rid of the hangover. This “hair of the dog” cliché supposedly helped to illuminate a character’s social standing, lifestyle and intelligence. Continue reading “The Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail — not just for breakfast anymore”

Which is the authentic Vesper cocktail?

I’ve been enjoying Vespers for years, but only recently found David Wondrich’s intriguing speculation on the drink’s “original” flavor. Continue reading “Which is the authentic Vesper cocktail?”

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