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Cocktail of the Week

The Suffering Bastard is a curious name for a drink that I’ve seen on numerous menus in Tiki bars and Chinese restaurants. Aside from the humorous moniker, I never really gave this drink much thought. But like many popular cocktails, there’s a story behind this concoction, which belongs to a man named Joe Scialom, who was perhaps one of the world’s most famous bartenders.

The Nica Libre

Rum and Coke may conjure up memories of college fraternity parties or youthful nights sneaking drinks in your parents’ home. It was probably one of the first mixed drinks you tried, back in the day when Natty Boh and Milwaukee’s Best were your choice of beers.

The Stone Fence

What would you think if a man named Mr. Booze lived next door to you? Actually, you should be excited. Jerry Lenoir is the man behind the super fun and retro-hip Mr-Booze Web site.

The Laurel Park

As we slug through one of the hottest summers in memory, a clever and inventive antidote can be found at Art and Soul on Capital Hill, where the latest rage is their uplifting and invigorating Sno-Cone cocktails.

The Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail

"Cocktail" used to refer to one drink: a spirit and bitters diluted with water and sugar to take the edge off. This simple recipe may sound familiar — we now call it an Old Fashioned.

The Barrachina Piña Colada

The Caribe Hilton is one of the most well established resorts in all of Puerto Rico. It's also earned its spot in cocktail history as the birthplace of the piña colada.

Stirred, Not Shaken

Move over, James Bond. Here's how to make the perfect martini.

The Josephine Baker

Famous for her risqué costumes and no-holds-barred dance routines, Baker, an American expatriate, became the talk of Paris during the Prohibition era. She deserves a drink.

The Mermaid Cocktail

The first criteria in building this cocktail was that it had to bubbly - sort of like the upbeat mermaids blowing bubbles underwater.

The Fireside Sour

During a recent seminar at the Museum of the American Cocktail, Tad Carducci demonstrated how to use a variety of spices to give new life to some basic cocktails.

Pina Colada: African Style

While the piña colada origins hail from Puerto Rico, this festive libation is a staple at vacation spots around the globe.

A Spot of Irish Coffee

Watching the staff at The Buena Vista Cafe make Irish coffees is a spectacle in itself.

Champagne and Pearls

Maybe I should have paid more attention in science class. Chemistry sets, atoms, experiments — these projects tended to bore me ...

Spiced Kentucky Pie

Turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie. The mere mention of these foods conjures up images of a traditional Thanksgiving ...

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