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Thirst Boston returns
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Thirst Boston is New England’s premier cocktail festival, and it’s back this weekend. Founder Maureen Hautaniemi joined pastry chef Kate Holowchik in studio this morning to talk about this year’s seminars and events. We also sampled a tasty Old Fashioned and some amazing booze-infused ice cream. More

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An In-Depth Look At Boston’s Decade-Long Cocktail Renaissance
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David Cagle’s favorite drink is the sazerac. So much so, that when anyone who sits at his bar says they’re unsure of what to get, Cagle immediately begins preparations for one. Born in New Orleans, the sazerac is a sweet combination of rye, sugar and bitters that has emerged as a standard drink on most bar menus throughout the country. Those of us living here in 2015 are spoiled by the rise of the craft cocktail culture in the past decade. Prior to the late ’90s, one would be hard pressed to get anything more elegant than a Long Island Iced Tea at most bars. More

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Bartender Ran Duan Talks Holiday Cocktails
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You probably know Ran Duan from a certain news item from last week. What you might not know is that Ran was named Most Imaginative Bartender earlier this year and that you can catch him behind The Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden’s Woburn location. Ran joined me in studio today to talk about what goes into creating such a unique experience at The Baldwin and to share two holiday cocktail recipes. More