Issue 28

Cocktails

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The Dumpster: You Are What You Eat

Some say you are what you eat. That’s fine, I get it: if you eat carrots, you feel good. If you eat a cheeseburger and waffle fries, you feel better. If you eat gluten-free paleo tofu, you feel like a

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Spring in a Glass: The Flavors of Omaha’s Cocktail Scene

Along with craft beer and homemade soda, handmade cocktails are making a comeback. Shaken with local bitters and stirred with house made juices, tonics and syrups, variety truly is the spice of the cocktail life. The cocktail has many similarities

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The Garnish

The ever important game of one-upmanship is a staple in the world of craft cocktails. The bar with the most interesting, the most strange, or the most beautiful drinks has become a title to aspire to – a title that

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All Blacked Out and Somewhere to go

I’m jarred suddenly into consciousness, as if revived from arrest. I feel bewildered, confused and ultimately depleted. I can’t see anything. I’m actually not sure if it’s too bright for my eyes to work or if they’re crusted shut. Why

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The Bitter Truth

Found in every high-end cocktail lounge and neighborhood haunt, bitters are enjoying a serious revival within the service industry. Available in nearly every flavor profile imaginable, bitters conjure up a close association with the cocktail hour with connotations of luxury,

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Speaking Easy

Prior to Prohibition it was said the cocktail was king among drinks, more consumed than either wine or beer and considered a flavored rival to water. It was so popular, in fact, that it required an amendment to the Constitution

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Ice, Ice Baby

Lately, if you’ve been to a craft bar, you’ve had a drink with a giant cube or a large sphere of ice in it. Some places have even started using spears of ice for the tall Collins glass. What’s the

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Cold Weather Drinkin’

It’s that time of year again when the cold weather adds extra incentive to warm the bones with some tasty spirits. I’m a whiskey guy, but we all need some variety to break up the monotony of the fall and

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Bartending (or Babysitting) After Midnight: What Your Bartender Wants You to Know

It’s Friday night; you and your friends have already had your delicious dinner. Your server was fantastic and you tipped them appropriately – 20% or better. Now what to do? Go home?Yeah, right – it’s Friday and you’re finally free

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Crafty Cocktails

Yet another atomic bomb has landed in the bar and alcohol world. This one is called Craft. We’re in a slow progression away from the wonderful classic cocktails of yester-years such as the Manhattan and the Negroni, as well as

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