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Afterimage: My Fathers Birthday

Today is my father's birthday. He would have been seventy. Try as I might I can't see him at this age just as I can't seem to picture myself at...
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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...
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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...
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in defense of elitism & black sheep

  I have always said that we never set out to sell shirts and were more than quite happy to go about our travels in our own manner.  Picking some...
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The Fiendish Vincent Black Shadow

  Hunter S. Thompson was obsessed with the Black Shadow, and referred to it in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (he jokingly offered to enter...
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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...
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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...
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the pleasures of a quick fix

The pleasures of a quick fix It's cold out again with a sky the colour of wet aluminum.  I slip out under the guise of an errand.   In...