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Blind Pig

Our Blog, and the term for a type of speakeasy.

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Finely crafted cocktails are created by artists! Lately, I have been reading a lot of different articles, recipes, blog posts, etc. The craft cocktail scene is steeped in history. Many cocktail bars are themed with antiques and remnants from ages past. The classic cocktails have withstood the test of time,[…]

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Unconventional Drinkware

Last spring, we had some friends and family over on Easter Sunday. There is a certain expectation when people come over that I will make them at least one new cocktail when they visit. In the spirit of the Easter holiday, I decided to make a new cocktail that I[…]

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Speakeasy image

Speakeasies are back!

It is no secret that speakeasies were an important means of alcohol consumption during Prohibition. We’ve heard stories of the illicit characters that Prohibition inspired. The laws that conflicted with the drinking culture of the 1920’s and 1930’s forced operations underground, and DIY distilling became a popular hobby of choice.[…]

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Cocktail lineup

What about the Cocktail?

The original Cocktail contained four ingredients: spirit, sugar, water (or ice), and bitters. This stroke of genius known as the Cocktail, first defined in The Balance and Columbian Repository in the early 1800s, forever transformed the consumption of spirits. This recipe, coupled with the American introduction of ice into beverages, evolved the drinking culture[…]

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The Blind Pig

Why The Blind Pig?

Blind Pigs were establishments that sold alcohol illegally. This could have consisted of lacking a license, operation outside of legal hours for the area, or during Prohibition. I have heard several opinions on the matter, but my favorite is that the “blind” in Blind Pig refers to being “blind drunk,”[…]

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Baked Apple

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