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Hey Punkin.



Oh, hey Thanksgiving, what you got going on this year? Oh yeah? Spices, Pumpkin, Bourbon? That's cool. Say, why you so early?

Found and tried this recipe thanks to Garden and Gun. It was pretty good, but I think it would've been even better if I'd gotten the right kind of pumpkin, and not just (honest to goodness) taken the pumkin off the neighbor's porch. They offered it up, sure, and they are...

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Dinner in Providence.


We skipped down to America's smallest state with the biggest heart for a bit of a dinner party. And a bit of a regular party.

Our friends Gerald and Melanie, who let us shoot our first prints for Old Try, lent us their space again so we could shoot some new ones. They moved from South Boston down to Providence, Rhode Island so they could live in a proper downtown and pay something the resembles a...

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Awwww Snap.


The other day, I was just minding my business on the internet. Doing things. Shuffling pixels. Things a web designer by-day is want to do daily.

And I got an email from Art In the Age. Said they'd seen our stuff, and they liked it, and they were coming to town, and would I want to swing by and say hi, as they were hosting a tasting the night after.

Why yes, yes I would.



So I head over the the Hawtho...

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Make me a Christmas cookie, clown.



Christmas Cookie Cocktail!

For when you want to fancy up Christmas. Which should be always.



BITS
Chocolate sauce
2 oz. White Godiva Vodka
2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 oz. half and half

METHOD
... Chill cocktail glass
...  Drizzle chocolate sauce into said glass
... Add all the good bits to a shaker
... Shake what your mama gave you
... Pour into glass
... Garnish with a candy...

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Egg Bowl.



SAZERACS!

For in case I get egg on my face tonight. Egg goes better with the taste of New Orleans on the tounge.


BITS
1 cube sugar
1½ ounces  Rye Whiskey
¼ ounce Herbsaint
3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Lemon peel

METHOD
... Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice
... In a second Old-Fashioned glass place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud's Bitters to it, then crush the sugar cube
......

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In everything, moderation.



Tonight I plan to mix up a Pegu Club, thank my lucky stars that cooler heads have prevailed, and watch Ken Burn's latest documentary, Prohibition, on PBS.
Pegu Club 

1 1/2 ounces Hendricks, 3/4 ounce Cointreau, 1 teaspoon Lime juice, Dash Angostura, Dash Peychauds. Combine ingredients – Shake. Add a twist of lime. Tune into to channel 602.
From Esquire:
Back when Britain had an empire, the folks...

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Oak Room.




Sometimes, if you are dressed just right, you need to head to a place that requires a tie and mixes an Old Fashioned fitting of one.

And sometimes, you need to bring in others on your quest to class up the joint. Wherever that joint may be.





Friday was that night and the joint was the Oak Room and the company were some gents from the office.

Learn to tie a tie, casual Friday. You'll learn to like...

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