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Beam Whie House Russian Cocktail

Let's jump into June with some great recipes and some wonderful ingredients.  We also get a run down of the Manhattan Classic that just occurred.

Dan Hutchinson

Unimagineable Pleasure

Xante Bottle Image Xante. The word itself implies X-rated pleasure. Xante is luscious like the French cognacs it is made from. The sweet summery scent of infused Belgian ripe pears. The velvety play on the tongue. The warmth like a kiss of sun. The perfect summer drink.

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Dr. Bamboo - Caravan

This is the season for cooking in yards, driveways, parking lots or any surface flat and solid enough to support a metal container full of flames. Since this will be happening with increasing frequency in the coming weeks and months, I will use this space to offer up my guide to grilling in the hopes it will improve the experience for you and your guests (unless you're grilling solo, which is also a perfectly fine undertaking...the undisturbed communion between you and your grill can be very meditative and therapeutic).

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Card Games with the CocktAlien

Dress the Drink Image If your idea of garnishing a cocktail is a sprig of mint or a slice of lime, look again.  Dress the Drink adds exquisite edible beauty to your cocktail menu - from sweet flowers grown with organic principles to genuine 24 carat gold dust, the collection is unbelievable. Women adore it, but guys like it too.

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Manhattan Cocktail Classic

New York City's multi-day event celebrating the history, contemporary culture, and artful craft of the cocktail. Part festival, part fete, part conference, part cocktail party, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic brings together the unparalleled talents and opportunities of the bars, bartenders, and restaurants of our great city for five days of activities, both educational and celebratory in nature, championing the common ideals of authenticity, equality, sustainability, service, and pleasure. There will be some drinking involved, too.

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Why do we do what we do? - Shawn Soole

I am very happy to introduce Shawn Soole as a new contributor here at Bar None.

I have the bartender's lifestyle. It consumes every facet of my being, my soul, my dreams and my future. I live and breathe the industry. The years of alcohol soaking into my veins now fuels me to sleepless nights, restless days and thoughts of grandeur.

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