Arlington, MA
User since: Apr 16 2010

I got into cocktails for the glasses, but I'm happy to embrace all aspects of the hobby. I have a strong preference for whiskey-drinks, but am learning to embrace gin.

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Gun Rock Swizzle

"This is a great summer drink that's not too sweet. Best when drunk out of a pirate glass!"

Demeter's Lament

"Spiced Syrup:
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1 star anise
3 cloves
2 allspice
1 cinnamon stick, broken up
a small piece of vanilla bean.
Bring all ingredients to a boil, then adjust the heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Cool."

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commented on Gun Rock Swizzle:

I get it at The Boston Shaker in Davis Square, Somerville: (I see you're in MA, too, so it's conceivable you'd visit in person, but the website has a store as well.)

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commented on Demeter's Lament:

Thanks, folks! I love it - perfect for a fall or winter night, but pretty tasty at any time.

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I read your bio. I got into cocktails for the shakers. I have a collection of about 100 of them. Do you collect glassware or are you just a fan?