Review: Pacifico Clara

Why would anyone drink a Corona when Pacifico is readily available? The reason you put a lime in Corona (and I’m not above drinking one in a pinch) is to mask the faint taste of muskiness. The reason you put a lime in Pacifico is to improve on what’s already just about perfect. Now I’m…

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Review: 2005 Caymus Conundrum

It’s been years since I’ve tried Caymus’s flagship white wine, Conundrum. But when I encountered on the short wine list at San Francisco’s Ducca ($50, about double retail), I thought it might be perfect to go with our northern Italian meal. It was an excellent decision indeed. My last encounters with Conundrum were the 1995…

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Classic Cocktail Recipe: The Sazerac

When people see my home bar their eyes tend to glaze over. I have everything you could want, which leaves people too overwhelmed to figure out what they really want to drink. When they ask me to surprise them, I make a Sazerac. Since it doesn’t require any fresh ingredients like lemon juice, the Sazerac…

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Review: 2004 Donnafugata Tancredi

Let’s start things off with a review, the 2004 Donnafugata Tancredi, courtesy of the good folks at Folio Wine Partners, who sent six bottles of Donnafugata’s latest releases, which Folio is importing. I picked the hearty Italian Tancredi to go with buffalo burgers tonight… which turned out to be a good choice. Donnafugata is a…

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Welcome to Drinkhacker!

Welcome to Drinkhacker.com! This blog will be devoted to cocktails and cocktailcrafting/mixology, with diversions into wine, beer, bar food, and other tangential subjects. Consider the site in beta for now. We’re setting up a small studio to photograph drinks properly and commissioning a real site designer after that. Expect loads of new and classic cocktail…

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