Category Archives: Drinks

Au revoir et bon jour!!

Detroit was home to the longest running state fair in the United States. The state fair grounds are located just a few blocks from my house. When the boys were little, we always walked to the fair and trudged home at night, exhausted. But alas, a series of economic downturns in the last 10 years …

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Drunks of Antiquity

No, this is not about the likes of Hemmingway or Poe, but rather a tour of old bars in Detroit, where drunks long ago might have gathered. I must preface this post by saying that I have lived for the last 30 years in Detroit and  most of them in the same neighborhood. It is …

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Sixth Annual Burns Night Dinner

Last Saturday was our annual Burns Night Dinner. Thank you, Robert Burns, for the opportunity to gather friends and family for a night of eating, drinking, and reciting poetry. Attendees this year were Pete and I, the Wrights, the Bowens, and newcomers, the Skupniks. Our dear friends, the Hightowers, were sadly unable to attend as …

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Negronis

Every summer it seems I take up a new cocktail. This summer’s cocktail is the Negroni. It’s made from equal parts gin, red vermouth, and Campari.  Campari is an Italian liqueur that has a bitter orange flavor. The drink as a whole is bitter, yet refreshing. On a hot summer day you don’t want to be …

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