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The French 75

French 75One might define elegance as beautiful simplicity. An elegant solution, an elegant dress, these are brought about by insight and understanding of their subject, and exemplify doing more with less. Details are minimal, and the more significant for it, and the whole gives an ingenious pleasing quality.

And that is a reasonable way to think about the French 75 cocktail.

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Vodka Drinks: Simple, Clean, and Clear

Spring is moving quickly toward summer at the Villa, and a preference is seen in the Garden for drinks that are as clean and refreshing as the breeze. This is no time for cloyingly sweet mixes or anything that will give you a headache the next day!

That isn’t to say that care shouldn’t be taken, or consideration not given, to how these things are made. And that isn’t to say that it’s a difficult thing, just that some simple guidelines can make a simple pleasure even better.

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Talk Like A Pirate Day

Aye, sure’n it be Talk Like A Pirate Day once again! A day fer all manner o’ scallywags t’ let fly their “arr’s” an’ “aye’s” an’ such like. And of course causing the later question, why is all the rum gone?

Last year we had quite the list of drinks you can celebrate with. To that your fearless cap’n would cheerfully add the Dark and Stormy. In fact, odds are strong several new crewmates will be introduced to it this very evening.

If’n you’ll pardon me, the deck needs swabbing before it’s fit t’ receive visitors.