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Brandy Alexanders, Two Ways

I had just started working part time at The Pub the first time I heard of Brandy Alexanders. This was back in the mid 1980s, when I was going to Library School at UNC-Ch. Being a student, my tastes and … Continue reading

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Drink of the Month, December 2012: Belvedere Bleus*

The first time I had a Belvedere Bleu was at Margaux’s Restaurant in Raleigh, and I’m going to give the folks there credit for coming up with the name for this great martini. All that’s in it is Belvedere vodka, … Continue reading

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Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving. Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so … Continue reading

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Drink of the Month, August 2012: Root Beer Floats

When was the last time you enjoyed a yummy root beer float? For me, it had been quite a while, so I was so happy to learn that August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day. So were the kids … Continue reading

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Drink of the Month, December 2011: Bubbly, of Course!

“I drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise … Continue reading

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November Drink of the Month: Galliano Liqueur

In celebration of National Harvey Wallbanger Day (Nov. 8), the drink of this month is Galliano. Officially known as Liquore Galliano L’Autentico, this liqueur created in 1896 by Italian distiller and brandy producer Arturo Vaccari of Livorno, Tuscany, who named … Continue reading

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Bellini, Anyone?

The first Bellini I ever drank was courtesy of my best friend Rose. If I can remember correctly, she ordered the peach puree online after enjoying a Bellini somewhere on a business trip. Wow, it was wonderful, and as a … Continue reading

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