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Bar Basics

\ Date: November 20, 2015
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No good host builds a home without a bar, or at the very least, a liquor cabinet. While the vast variety of alcohol – not to mention the hundreds of cocktail recipes and tools that go along with them – is enough to put off any beginner from stocking up, keep in mind that even the simplest bar set up can concoct a variety of drinks.

With that in mind, here are three essential liquors that will get you started on your journey to becoming the perfect host.

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Packing for the Break

\ Date: November 20, 2015
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In all their meticulous planning to look stylish for the holiday, most vacation-goers neglect to notice the most obvious flaw: that their luggage bags are worn down, garishly outdated, and about as durable as cheese cloth.

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5 Rules of The Executive Lunch

\ Date: November 20, 2015
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There was a time when having a few drinks with the boss or client during lunch was not only an acceptable practice, but a preferred one. Dubbed the “Three-Martini Lunch”, this was when deals were agreed and confidences were exchanged – all under the company’s expense account.

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Drinkers’ Anorak – C is for Campari

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Negroni with
the addition of gin

“What it is”

 

Created in Novara, Italy in 1860 by Gasparo Campari, the Northern Italian aperitivo was popularised in late-19th century when it became an essential element in the Milano-Torino (a mix of Campari and red vermouth), which later evolved into the Negroni with the addition of gin.

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