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A Cucumber Collins for the hottest of days

I think we can all agree that it's hot out. I've dispensed with wearing one of our lovely shirts and seem to be living in a ratty t-shirt from Foxy's on Jost Van Dyke along with a pair of...
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The 5 Drinks you should be sipping right now

The venerable G & T might as well be on Imperial Black's logo.  Still, every now and then one must move beyond the comfort zone,  Here are five of our favorites for the steamy months ahead.        ...
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In the drink: Lyford Cay Rum Dum

 Wilfred Sands came up with this drink, the signature cocktail of the exclusive and stunning Lyford Cay Club, when asked for a rum drink that was not overly sweet and could be served in a short glass....
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Hamptons bracing for a devastating Rose´ shortage

Hamptons Bracing for Another Devastating Rosé Shortage By Clint Rainey Can't drink this problem away. Photo: Chateau d’EsclansBy this time last year, a rosé shortagehad turned the Hamptons into...
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The Perfect Pimm’s Cup & the Perfect Garden

It's perhaps the most summery of English drinks and from James Pimm's oyster bar to car park drinks at Royal Ascot, Henley, and Basil's it's traveled far.  Forget cricket whites, boating jackets, and...
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La Floridita’s Contribution to Society

The Floriditas contribution to society As we have been on a Papa kick lately the concoctions that either helped him hang on or slide off (depending on ones viewpoint) have made...
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The beauty of Gin & Coconut Milk

Its an out island Bahamian classic that is served by the pitcher around regatta time.  Don't let the mixture of gin and coconut put you off. It's incredibly refreshing and should not be reserved solely for...
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The Dogs Nose: The holy union of Guinness & Gin

We like gin.  We like our gin more than a little bit.  We also like our Guinness almost as much as we like our gin. Dating back to the 19th century, the Dog’s Nose, aptly named because it’s wet and...
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The Perfect Dark N Stormy

Ingredients 2 ounces dark rum 3 ounces ginger beer 1/2 ounce lime juice Glass Type: Collins glass Instructions Before we start let's get a few things straight: The rum absolutely...
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The Imperial Black Signature Beverage

It's no secret that we enjoy a good solid drink around the outpost. Any given day you can find a peaty 18 year scotch, a small batch bourbon, an office staple, Peroni, and on occassion a solid 30 year Rum...
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The hot toddy leaves the bedside.

Sweet and smooth Irish whiskey makes a perfect hot toddy when combined with honey syrup and hot water. Mixologist Jim Meehan suggests serving with clove-studded lemon wedges for a festive garnish. SERVES...
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12 unusual grapes you should be drinking right now

Shake up the season with 12 surprising, uncommon grape varietals from around the world. Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon…California invented grape varieties. Not literally, of course, but it was...
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Stylish Drinking: Art Basel Edition

1.  The Broken Shaker Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta are the forward-thinking mixologists behind the Broken Shaker, a popular pop-up bar that established a permanent home at the Freehand, an innovative hostel...
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Stylish Drinking: The Connaught Bar

Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, UK IF ALL ENTRANCES WERE THIS GOOD there would be no need for exits. First the doormen - the white-gloved kind - whose "welcome to the Connaught" stiffens your stride and...
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A Travel Kit for the perfect in flight drink

A Travel Kit For Boozing On The Plane NO BARTENDER AT 30,000 FEET? NO PROBLEM.   On most domestic flights, the best drink you can get is a can of Mr. & Mrs. T tomato juice spiked with...
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Why we are drinking Monkey 47 Gin

Spirit to Sip By Sasha Levine Sidney Frank Importing Ask Alexander Stein, founder of Black Forest Distillers, why he chose to make Monkey 47—a dry gin named in honor of the number of handpicked...
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The Classic Caipirinha (and a few not so classic)

While in Sao Paulo we are quite the fan of Brazil's national cocktail: the Caipirinha. Made with Cachaça, Brazil's most popular distilled liquor, sugar and lime. Cachaça is like rum in that it also comes...
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Elegant Drinking: American Bar, The Savoy, London

American Bar, The Savoy, London Chief barkeep Erik Lorincz (who looks a bit like Errol Flynn) presides over this iconic bar tucked into the lobby of the recently refurbished Savoy hotel. The gleaming,...