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Zombie Cocktail

[Illustration: Helen Jane Hearn] Zombies are called zombies because they are seriously alcohol laden. According to the original Zombie recipe, there are the equivalent of seven and a half ounces of alcohol in a just one Zombie. This would compare... More

Time for a Drink: Stephan's Sour

A simple gin sour given a boost of character and flavor by the addition of celery bitters, Stephan's Sour is a classically styled drink from Seattle bartender Murray Stenson, winner of the "American Bartender of the Year" award at last week's Tales of the Cocktail. More

Time for a Drink: Hai Karate

Tiki drinks are rarely simple to make. But the Hai Karate—an original drink by exotic-drink expert Jeff "Beachbum" Berry—is something of an exception. While many faux-tropical drink recipes reach deep into the mixological pantry, this cocktail calls for little more than several types of juice, a shake of bitters, and the gentle richness of Virgin Islands rum. More

Time for a Drink: Princeton Cocktail

The Princeton Cocktail dates to the late 19th century, when New York barman George Kappeler mixed them alongside other Ivy League-named drinks at the Holland House bar. Heavy and rich, a measure of port lends not only flavor to this drink, but an elegant appearance as it settles at the bottom of the cocktail glass. More

Time for a Drink: Mamie Taylor

For fortification, the Mamie Taylor relies on blended scotch, but while this dark spirit can evoke the cooler months, fresh lime juice lightens the spirit's ponderous demeanor, and a spicy ginger ale or ginger beer places it firmly in summer-cooler territory. More

Time for a Drink: Seventh Heaven

The combination of grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur is more commonly seem in rum drinks such as the Hemingway Daiquiri; with the dryness of gin, and the bright crispness of fresh mint, this combination contributes to a wonderful summer cocktail that has a distinct whiff of the antique about it. If you have a bottle of maraschino lying around from experimenting with Aviations or other cocktails of that ilk, break it out for the Seventh Heaven and take your palate for a walk through the jitterbug era. More

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