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Book Review: Jason Wilson’s “Wine Cocktails (Planet of the Grapes)”

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The use of wine in cocktails is a hot trend among today’s top bartenders. But as Jason Wilson’s excellent new book shows, this trend is actually ages old. I grew up in Bakersfield, California, a community with a large Basque population. (Thus my fondness for the Picon Punch.) One of the most popular drinks with … Read more

Cocktail Recipe: Picon Punch

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PrintPicon Punch Ingredients2 1/2 oz. Amer Picon (substitute Torani Amer) 1 tsp. Grenadine 1-2 oz. Club Soda 1/2 oz. BrandyInstructionsBuild in a highball or collins glass filled with ice. Add Amer Picon and grenadine, then give a quick stir. Top with club soda, then the brandy float. Garnish with a lemon twist.3.1http://professorcocktail.com/all-recipes/cocktail-recipe-picon-punch/Recipe from Professor Cocktail: … Read more