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Clink Cocktails - 'Skinny' Margarita Monday

Clink Cocktails - 'Skinny' Margarita Monday

Everyone loves a good margarita made with fresh ingredients and none of that way to sweet, pre-made mix crap. This recipe is simple and on the 'skinny' healthier side too. It uses minimal amounts of sugar and replaces Triple Sec with fresh squeezed orange juice. Impress your friends with this simple and delicious recipe on Margarita Monday or Taco Tuesday! Skinny Margarita Recipe Ingredients & Instructions 2 ounces silver tequila - we used José Cuervo Especial Blue Agave  1 ½ ounces fresh lime juice (about 1 ½ small limes)  1 ounce fresh orange juice (about ½ of a medium orange)  1 teaspoon...

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Clink Cocktails - The Old Fashioned

Clink Cocktails - The Old Fashioned

You drink it, your dad drinks it and your dad's dad grew up drinking it! The Old Fashioned cocktail has been a staple in American bars and homes since the late 1800s. There are hundreds of ways to make them, and while many claim to have the best recipe, there is simply no wrong way to make one. At Clink, we won't claim to have the best, however, we will claim to have the easiest recipe. With only five ingredients and just a few steps, even the most inexperienced bar-back couldn't screw this up. All you're going to need is: ...

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Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

While I generally prefer my whiskey neat, or in a good boozy cocktail, I do get a taste for a whiskey sour every once in a while. The whiskey sour is about as classically simple as you can get: whiskey, citrus, sugar, bitters. However, there are a few variations on the drink, and it might depend on where you are ordering your cocktail what you might get. Order in a high volume college bar and you are going to get the Daily’s neon sweet and sour mix with whiskey. Order in a nicer establishment known for simple classic cocktails, you’ll...

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National Rum Day

National Rum Day

Did anyone see Michael Phelps own the 200 meter butterfly In the Olympics last week? Makes me proud to be an American.  Speaking of American, today is National Rum Day. American as an adjective for rum?  Maybe when you think of rum you picture the Caribbean and Latin America, vacation, and tropical cocktails. But it’s a great time to talk about the emerging presence of rum in distilleries in America.  Typically bourbon is thought of as the all-American spirit, created in America, steeped in our history, and something that legally must be made in the States. But there are no...

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Sour Summers are Fun Summers

Sour Summers are Fun Summers

When the summer temps reach their hottest, thirst quenching becomes a priority. While most of my beer-brethren are asking for the latest flavor of a summer shandy, my request goes to a different section of the beer list. One that you may not even know exists – the sour beers. Let’s deal with the first idea in your mind. Yes, there is such a thing as a sour beer. Just like pancakes can be savory and ice cream can be served with balsamic vinegar. I know, I’m stretching our collective beer stereotype by knowing these things. But consider this; one...

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Yuengling – An All-American Favorite

Yuengling – An All-American Favorite

I have to say that the Fourth of July may be my favorite holiday. Everything about it seems to have been crafted exclusively for the red-blooded, beer-loving patriot in all of us.  Take my recipe for standard July 4th celebration for example – some barbeque, a lake or pool, great friends and family – then add in a little country music and garnish with some apple pie. And of course, an American-crafted beer such Yuengling, one of my personal favorites. Sprinkle in some fireworks by responsible adults and the day is complete. This year, my all-America Fourth of July was...

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