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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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At Sea: Anegada Lobster Recipe

Imperial Black Anegada Lobster Recipe: Serves 4 4-8oz lobster tails 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter plus more for serving 1/2 lime, cut in wedges 1/2 lemon, cut in wedges Salt and cracked...
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Man In The Kitchen: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Before you double down on your New Years Resolutions of eating healthy, using the Vitamix, and generally being an annoyance to those around you here is something to keep in reserve for those cold Winter...
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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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Man in the Kitchen: Ponza Style Branzino

These days our travels have been centered more and more around Italy and the Mediterranean in general.  In the summer months something light always appears table side as we break bread with those who...
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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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Man in the Kitchen: E.M.M’s Chicken Adobo

Our man, E.M.M. has a bit of a thing for Cuban dishes and time spent in Miami as well as ceaseless travels through the West Indies have brought some interesting twists to this time honored classic.  The...
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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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Lady Bund & our Shanghai favourite

Bund 22 has to be one of the most enviable addresses in the city.  We think that the staff and group behind the newly opened Lady Bund has an absolute gem on their hands,  Housed in a handsome...
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Man in the kitchen: Beer Braised Brisket

For our readers stateside (at least those Super Bowl inclined) we've done a riff on one of our favorite dishes fit to feed a small army.  It's hard to beat a good brisket and the addition of beer...
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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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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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12 French Wines To Try Before You Die

  France is renowned for producing some of the best wines in the world and is home to prestigious winemaking regions—everyone easily recognizes Champagne, Burgundy, and Bordeaux and the sense...
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A November Oyster Roast with Friends

  Cooler Autumn nights and an oyster roast with friends and neighbors seem to go hand in hand.  Here's our favorite way to get those sumptuous bivalves hot and in your hand....don't...