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The 5 Best Whiskeys for an Old Fashioned via MyDomaine

February 20th, 2019 Comments off
I have to say I totally agree with their top choice — Buffalo Trace. In a recent cross tasting I found to be the best whether sipping straight or mixing into a cocktail. In fact, it tastes so good, it almost seems wasted in a cocktail. — Douglas
 

Broadly acclaimed as the original cocktail, the old fashioned is a core element of any whiskey lover’s repertoire. Variations of the recipe date back to the Civil War era, with the name “old fashioned” attributed to the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The fact that the cocktail was already called an “old fashioned” in 1881 certainly speaks to its old-school cred. To this day (as evidenced by its presence on the most mouthwatering cocktail menus), few recipes have made a bigger impact on craft-cocktail culture.

The drink is comprised of bourbon or whiskey and usually just a bit of sugar, bitters, and an orange peel to garnish. Although the recipe itself is simple, picking the perfect whiskey can be a challenge. There’s rye whiskey, Kentucky bourbon, and many more options to choose from. All are made in their own unique way and offer different flavors.

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Tequila Old Fashioned Recipe via Garden & Gun

February 13th, 2019 Comments off
Even in the cocktail-forward South, tequila sometimes gets an unfair rep as the shot of choice for college kids, or something to hide beneath a margarita mix. But a fine tequila, such as Jalisco, Mexico’s Patrón Añejo, is aged in white oak barrels for twelve to fifteen months, and is a smooth, nuanced sipper. The oak imparts a warmth and depth reminiscent of bourbon. Just in time for the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), swap in aged tequila for bourbon in a twist on an Old Fashioned.

 

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First Starbucks in Italy – Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy via Instagram

January 17th, 2019 Comments off

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First Starbucks in Italy - Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy via Instagram

First Starbucks in Italy – Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy

We Happened to be in Milan the day the Starbucks opened.

Didn’t go the first day as it was packed, but took some photos and video on day two.

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Lakota Coffee, Columbia, Missouri via Instagram

January 15th, 2019 Comments off

What’s your favorite coffee drink? Share in the comments!

Lakota Coffee, Columbia, Missouri via Instagram

Lakota Coffee, Columbia, Missouri

My favorite spot to caffeinate and hang out when we are in Columbia for the Citizen Jane Film Festival. 

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Learn more about coffee with these books

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Getting a “roast” on at Shortwave Coffee, Columbia, Missouri via Instagram

January 14th, 2019 Comments off

First Starbucks in Italy – Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy via instagram

January 13th, 2019 Comments off

What do you want to see in Italy? Share in the comments!

First Starbucks in Italy - Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy via instagram

First Starbucks in Italy – Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy

We Happened to be in Milan the day the Starbucks opened. 
Didn’t go the first day as it was packed, but took some photos and video on day two.

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Learn more about Milan

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Favorite Christmas Gift – Mukka Pot via My Instagram

January 7th, 2019 Comments off

Fresh roasted and waiting for a cup @shortwavecoffee in Columbia, Missouri via Instagram

November 1st, 2018 Comments off

#latteart at the Coral Tree Cafe, Encino, California via Instagram

October 12th, 2018 Comments off

Trip to the first Starbucks in Italy. Via Cordusio in Milan [Video] (3:20)

September 22nd, 2018 Comments off

Trip to the first Starbucks in Italy. Via Cordusio in Milan [Video] (3:20)

We just happened to arrive in Milan on the day that Starbucks opened their first store in Italy. It was all over the news and the day before there was a line down the block to enter. I stopped by the next day. It was busy but no wait to check out this “amusement park” of a coffee bar.

Please forgive the heavily stabilized video as the GoPro did not react well to being worn while walking.

More photos and panoramas coming soon!

Trip to the first Starbucks in Italy. Via Cordusio in Milan [Video] (3:20)

 

Learn more about Milan

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