Author Archives: Loosebrains

d.i.y. not?

Ran into a friend and fellow bartender recently at a Logan Square late night bar.  We got to talking and he mentioned that he’d been working on a substitute for the standard issue creme de cacao that you find behind … Continue reading

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That’s Quailudicrous!!!

Hat’s off to Patrick Smith for coming up with this gem.  A quail egg flip with Cognac and Sherry.  BRAVO!!! Quailude 1.5 oz of Maison Surrenne Petite Champagne Cognac 1 oz of Lustau East India Solera Sherry .75 oz of … Continue reading

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Punch of The Month! February 2011

Here it is.  February’s Punch of the Month courtesy of TVH’s Eden Laurin. REDRUM Punch! An unlikely marriage of Pimm’s No1 and Sailor Jerry’s Rum, topped with Champagne. This one is dangerous. Deceptively accessible and easy drinking. Careful, before you … Continue reading

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The Fox In The Snow

Here is something i’ve been toying around with.  A drink called “The Fox In the Snow”. Peppermint and Star Anise infused Tanqueray, Egg White, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup. Garnished with a mint sprig and one drop of Peppermint Water. A … Continue reading

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Punch Of The Month!

There’s been a huge resurgence of interest in Punch over the last year, and i expect it to continue. (I’m gonna give David Wonderich the lions share of credit for this.) We at VH would like to answer that call … Continue reading

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