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This is the perfect summertime drink. If you don't believe us, try it out for yourself. We did our research and found out how true southerners drink theirs. Below is what we found out. Cheers!Ingredients - 12 fresh mint leaves - one sprig for garnish - dash of sugar syrup - 2 ½ ounces bourbon - fine sugar  Hot To Make A Mint Julep Place mint and a dash of sugar syrup in julep cup or 8- to 10-ounce old-fashioned glass and gently crush leaves with a wooden muddler, working them up sides of glass.  Pack glass with finely crushed ice, then add bourbon. Drizzle remaining...

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bloody mary, cocktails, mixed drinks -

"Hair of the dog that bit you". If you're like me, you've heard this saying more times than an E.D. ad on Fox News. When someone utters that to you, you're suppose to ignore your hangover and continue drinking from the night before. I for one am not that guy. The only thing that I can order or make after a night of heavy drinking is a Bloody Mary. It's the perfect drink that doesn't taste like booze, has vitamins, minerals, lots of salt, relishes, and the only drink you can order where your friends wont call you a pussy. That being...

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The History of the Bourbon Old Fashion When you get right down to it, the Bourbon Old Fashioned is little more than a slug of whiskey, seasoned and sweetened. Yet for all of its suave simplicity, the drink remains as relevant today as it was when it first captured drinkers’ hearts 200 years ago.In truth, you could draw a straight line connecting this drink to the first recorded definition of the cocktail category in general (circa 1806), which calls for spirits, sugar, water and bitters. You could also skip the history lesson and simply make the drink. Do the latter.Start...

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A popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston) in honor of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. The success of the banquet made the drink fashionable, later prompting several people to request the drink by referring to the name of the club where it originated—"the Manhattan cocktail". However, Lady Randolph was in France at the time and pregnant, so the story is likely a fiction.However, there are prior...

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You can dress the part and give the illusion on social media that you are a gentleman, but do you really have what it takes? We have pinpointed some crucial rules to being a true gentleman in a not so classy world. The core of the Weekend Gentleman is to be polite, respectful, and stay humble. Here are some rules and guidelines to get you on the right path.  Say "please" and "thank you" Work hard Mind your manners Offer a lady your seat Don't Curse Extend a firm handshake Keep your word Respect your elders Always make eye contact...

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