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50 Cocktails or 50 Years?

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50th Birthdays require cocktails

50th Birthdays require cocktails

Cocktails and good friends.

Best birthday card

Best birthday card

A Scot Toddy (John Stanton of Sable Chicago)

A Scot Toddy (John Stanton of Sable Chicago)

I am not Your Valentine (carbonated)

I am not Your Valentine (carbonated)

See no Evil

See no Evil

Birthday Cake by Cyn

Birthday Cake by Cyn

Just What the Dr Ordered

Just What the Dr Ordered

Cyn and Ant

Cyn and Ant

Amy, Eli and Mogli

Amy, Eli and Mogli

Corpse Still Needs Reviving (CR2)

Corpse Still Needs Reviving (CR2)

Berryville Passage

Berryville Passage

To Berryville

To Berryville

And Beyond

And Beyond

Absinthe Hour

Absinthe Hour

Birthday Phase 2 Complete

Birthday Phase 2 Complete

Winter Solstice Fire 2015

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Winter Solstice Fire 2015

Winter Solstice Fire 2015

It all started out with champagne, celebrating Team Tartan’s 2015 Leukemia Cup accomplishment with a crop of Timex watches. (About which this.)

bubbles

bubbles

Burn barrel before the lighting

Burn barrel before the lighting

Then it got dark, the keg was tapped, the cheesy xmas music was put on infinite repeat in the barn, burn barrels were lit, and off we went! Early birds got to see the bonfire lighting. Middle birds got to see music and sparkling guitars. Late birds shut down the bar inside with Berryville Passages at 6am. Are we too old for this? No we are not.

Fire

Fire

Who let the banjo player in?

Who let the banjo player in?

Fire too

Fire too

Thanks to one and all for coming! We turned the sun around again!

Repeal Day = Oysters, Music, and the Berryville Passage

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On repeal day (82 years into the project), we gathered a set of major musicians, set up a drum kit by the bar and played some music.

By 3, it was time for a last round of Berryville passages.

We left a mess.

80 Years since Prohibition was Repealed

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80 years ago today, Prohibition was repealed. I believe we will celebrate with a Berryville Passage (even though it may not be all the way legal itself).

One of these things is not (quite) like the others.

One of these things is not (quite) like the others.

Shine on you crazy diamond.

Mixology: Berryville Passage

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Finally a drink worthy of publishing. Without further ado:

The Berryville Passage

1.5 Shine
.5 Dolin’s sweet vermouth
.5 Dolin’s dry vermouth
.5 Yellow Chartreuse
1 dash Fee Brothers Black Walnut bitters
1 dash Angustora

Wash a cocktail glass with smokey scotch (I am using High West Campfire Whiskey). Shake. Flame a lemon peel over the drink. Drop in peel. (Luxardo cherry optional.)

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