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Bring Back the Creole-Rum Sazerac

When it comes to rejiggering classic cocktails, it’s possible to deviate so severely from the original that the “riff” ends up bearing little resemblance to the recipe that inspired it. That’s the dynamic at play in the curious case of the Creole-Rum Sazerac, a Disco-era concoction with dubious connections to New Orleans’ most famous drink.

Rye (or Cognac), Peychaud’s bitters and sugar in an Herbsaint-rinsed glass, the Sazerac is an expression of cocktail culture at its most unvarnished and elemental. So it’s altogether uncouth to invoke its name in describing a drink featuring Pernod, two types of rum, Angostura bitters, lemon juice and a hit of bottled hot sauce.

Drew Pompa, of Takoi in Detroit, first discovered the cursed concoction in an appropriately unconventional place: the Two-in-One International Recipe Card Collection for Mixed Drinks and Hors D’Oeuvre, a compact folio of flashcards instructing users on the finer points of more than 500 cocktails, paired with recipes for thematic snacks.

Pompa received the thrift store relic, released by Random House in 1977, from a friend who thought he might get a kick out of it. An avid vinyl head, the beverage director immediately identified some parallels between his musical passions and this alternative brand of crate-digging. “Part of the thrill of record collecting is searching for B-sides and rarities,” he says. While well-known drinking texts, like Mr. Boston or The Savoy Cocktail Book, are mainstream albums, a rare bird like Two-in-One stands in for those finds “no one knows about or talks about, but imbue a certain level of intrigue in the listener.”

Organizing the cards into sections by base spirit, author Michael Dorn—not to be confused with the actor of the same name—covers a tremendous amount of ground. Two-in-One chronicles canon entries, like the Clover Club, Daiquiri and Singapore Sling, as well as deeper cuts like the Champs-Élysées or Alaska. But Dorn, a prolific food editor from Minnesota who developed similar recipe-card sets for brands like Betty Crocker, McCall’s and Weight Watchers, also ropes in ingredients reflecting the consumptive trends of the late ’70s, like blue Curaçao, green crème de menthe and Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial. Then there are some altogether bizarre offerings, like the Hot Schotsie—vodka, kirsch, hot beef broth and hot sauerkraut juice.

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PrintPapa Brings You Die-Cut Shape Products for Effective Marketing


Add a new dimension in your local marketing with effective and affordable shaped products including business cards, stickers, magnets, signs and flyers.

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- PrintPapa now offers a new Die-Cut Shaped Product section which provides the most effective and attractive way to reach out to your target audience. Available in many standard die-cut shapes, these products can bring a new air of success to your local marketing strategies. Make your flyers, business cards, stickers, magnets, and signs stick out by getting them cut to the shape instead of a boring rectangle.

We got to talk to Shawn Nag, one of the co-founders of PrintPapa. While discussing his products, he said, “Making an unforgettable visual impression is necessary and keeping that in mind, we, PrintPapa, are here offering our shaped products that will add a new dimension in the local marketing for any brand and industry. Our website has a plethora of options for die-cut products, from circle, leaf, diamond, heart, etc. We offer over 50 standard shapes and customers can order stickers, signs, flyers in those shapes. We have very precise automated equipment to handle the production needs."

Why PrintPapa?

Being in the industry since 2004 has made PrintPapa a popular name among all medium and small businesses for their custom printed marketing products. From booklets to brochures and flyers, from stickers, magnets to banners and signs, they print everything. Their new range of shaped printed tools will surely impress your customers. When you are choosing PrintPapa, you are getting,

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Assisted suicide proposal spurs emotional testimony in Carson City

Ricardo Torres-Cortez

The Nevada State Legislature building in Carson City, NV Friday, April 2, 2021.

CARSON CITY — Lawmakers in an emotional committee hearing on Wednesday discussed legalizing assisted suicide for terminal patients in Nevada, listening to passionate arguments both for and against the proposed legislation.

Assembly Bill 352 would legalize assisted suicide in the cases of patients given no more than six months to live.

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Health passport app could help bring back big events in Las Vegas

Christopher DeVargas

Sarah Lomas, founder and CEO of Reviv Global, demonstrates the Heliix health passport app at the Cosmopolitan, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The app displays COVID-19 test results and vaccination records.

When the G4 Live cannabis conference comes to the Strip in September, some 20,000 attendees will likely have to prove they don’t have COVID-19 and are vaccinated.

They will be screened through an encrypted “health passport” smartphone application by Reviv Global, a health and wellness company with a presence in nearly 50 countries.

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How the West will be won: Golden Knights' Stanley Cup hopes go through Colorado, and vice versa

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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Keegan Kolesar (55) fights Colorado Avalanche defenseman Dan Renouf (2) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Game 7 playoff stunners have prevented the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche from meeting in a postseason series each of the past two years.

In 2019, the infamous Cody Eakin major penalty call helped San Jose defeat Vegas and advance to the second round, where Colorado stood waiting. Then last year, a hat trick secured by relatively unknown Dallas rookie Joel Kirivanta in overtime of a second-round series killed the Avalanche’s chances of facing the Golden Knights in the Western Conference Finals.

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Absinthe celebrates 10 years as a Las Vegas rite of passage

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It began as a curiosity before blossoming into an unlikely hit on the Las Vegas Strip, something that simultaneously mocked and celebrated its own influences and inspirations. Then at some point, Absinthe became that one thing that everyone needed to check out when in Vegas, even for those of us who are always in Vegas.

Now at 10 years old, it’s a full-fledged institution, still one of the most buzzed-about shows on the Strip (even through the pandemic year) and a landmark innovation that has impacted the direction of live entertainment in Las Vegas.

Photo: Spiegelworld Photo: Courtesy


Edgy, alluring, outrageous, jubilant—you know what Absinthe is. But it was supposed to be something different upon landing on the Strip. Although the earliest shows and foundations of its creative company, Spiegelworld, were built in New York City in 2006, the original plan for a Vegas invasion was hatched a few years later in Miami.

Founder Ross Mollison says the company was built around the notion of multiple experiences occurring in or around a spiegeltent, a large structure typically made of canvas and wood and decorated with mirrors and stained glass—a makeshift entertainment venue that can be set up and broken down in order to travel from city to city.

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All is Not Lost:  Bidding Begins on Unprecedented Brora Auction – Scotch Whisky News

All is Not Lost:  Bidding Begins on Unprecedented Brora Auction

Dormant for decades and sometimes a generation, whisky from ‘lost distilleries’ often has mythical status. This is undoubtedly true for legendary Sutherland distillery Brora (closed in 1983), whose whisky has become increasingly sought-after in recent years. There may be more ubiquitous names in the world of whisky, but to whisky connoisseurs, collectors and investors there is none more revered for its quality of liquid, extreme rarity and unique history than Brora.

The world’s leading whisky auction house, Whisky Auctioneer, is to host the first ever dedicated Brora whisky auction taking place from the 15th – 19th of April on www.whiskyauctioneer.com, showcasing over 50 Brora bottles, as part of the largest collection of Brora ever to be held in one auction.

The auction will include extremely scarce expressions from the Old Clynelish distillery (now known as Brora) distilled prior to its brief closure in the late sixties. Today, these rarities are celebrated for their highly idiosyncratic style and elusive waxy character that cannot be replicated in modern whiskies.

The sale will also feature various expressions from the historic 1972 Brora vintage, a chapter of whisky history all on its own. These include the 1972 Cask Strength 40 Year Old decanter, the oldest Brora ever released at the time and a sibling to some of the most legendary expressions ever produced at the distillery.

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On-tap cocktail service launched for UK hospitality venues

UK pre-mixed cocktail producer Liberation Cocktails has announced a new range of on-tap cocktails targeted at the on-trade.

Liberation says the mobile taps will facilitate quicker service with minimal staff training, reducing contact with bar equipment and ingredients, and reducing stock loss. Customised branding and menu panels are available, as is self-service dispensing technology and integrated Apple Pay.

The new on-tap cocktails (served at 8.2-10% ABV) will be available alongside its range of 200ml cans and 750ml bottled serves, which includes Espresso Martini, Pisco Sour, Pornstar Martini and Strawberry Daiquiri.

George Workman, managing director of Liberation Cocktails, said: "Often, the assumption is that on-tap is poor quality and we want to change that. Our on-tap cocktails give the trade a compelling solution to meet the growing demand for a quick, but premium cocktail service.

"With hospitality reopening and demand set to soar as we move into Q2 and Q3, we want to collaborate with exceptional bars, pubs, hotels and restaurants on a long-term basis to ensure Liberation Cocktails are a 'must-stock' product to excite customers and boost sales."

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BlackPan’s to Consumers: Disposable Scrub Sheets Can Reduce Spread of COVID in Office Spaces


The product was initially developed during the pandemic for consumers who share kitchen spaces.

SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- BlackPan is reminding office workers that its Disposable Scrub Sheets can be an effective way to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

BlackPan is a product development company based in Washington that specializes in the creation and manufacturing of innovative cleaning products. The company prides itself on its ability to understand the unique needs of consumers to develop useful and functional products that will enhance lives in a positive way, including its Disposable Scrub Sheets.

In the company’s latest news, BlackPan is encouraging consumers, particularly office workers, to use its Disposable Scrub Sheets to help keep them safe from harmful bacteria and viruses.

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All-In-One London Hospitality and Retail Solution LMSC By FoodChef Connects Businesses to Communities Across London

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- FoodChef Ltd. is proud to announce the launch of LMSC by FoodChef, an all-in-one London hospitality and retail solution available online and by mobile app. LMSC stands for “London Member Specialist Club.” Also known as “The Millennial On-Demand Hospitality Specialist Network,” LMSC can help users find whatever they are looking for and help businesses connect with people who would be interested in their service or delivery. The platform also helps business owners improve the efficiency, customer satisfaction, and sustainability of their operations.

From the convenience of a mobile device, LMSC business users can optimize deliveries, hospitality recruitment services, and digital marketing-related services, propelling their business models into the future while keeping customers happy and employees safe. On the customer side, LMSC users can place orders and receive speedy, efficient deliveries and services. Because delivery drivers are tasked with updating their deliveries in real-time, customers are kept totally in the loop from the beginning of their delivery to the end.

LMSC’s business partners live locally and are trained to give users exactly what they need from their favorite local shop at collection prices. Besides shopping services, users can also use LMSC to find an on-demand cleaner or babysitter, hire a local expert to plan their weddings or film a video for their small business, and so much more. Uniquely, LMSC can connect users with local DJs and events, helping nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and other similar businesses find the entertainment, hospitality, and service industry services they need. The options for users are virtually limitless, and new services spanning different industries are joining LMSC every day.
“Our mission is to become an efficiency-driven household legacy brand in the revolutionary technology-driven food, health, and safety,” says a company spokesperson. “Our team and business partners live locally and see us as not only part of their community, but also as a part of a much bigger vision.”

FoodChef offers several pricing plans for businesses looking to take advantage of the opportunities provided by LMSC. Plans include “Starter,” “Pro,” and “Gold,” and each plan includes its own benefits. All plans come with a 14-day free trial to give users the opportunity to see if LMSC is right for them. Users can also join as drivers, allowing them to deliver goods with care to LMSC customers, track deliveries, and make money.

FoodChef also offers lucrative franchise opportunities allowing businesses to invest in their future, grow their brand, and connect with the revolutionary local tech communities leading the world toward greater consciousness and a sustainable future.

To learn more about FoodChef Ltd, please click https://www.foodchef.co.uk/pages/business-sign-up. Additionally, LMSC is available for download in the Google Play store.

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Loch Lomond Whiskies Mark The 149th Open with Two Limited Editions – Scotch Whisky News

Loch Lomond Whiskies mark The 149th Open with two limited editions

Loch Lomond Whiskies, the Official Spirit of The Open, has unveiled two new special limited edition single malts to mark The 149th Open at Royal St George’s, which will take place this July.

The Loch Lomond “Open Course Collection Royal St George’s 2021” and “The Open Special Edition 2021” have been specially crafted by master blender Michael Henry, to celebrate Loch Lomond Whiskies’ first visit to England as the Official Spirit of The Open.

The Loch Lomond Open Course Collection 2021 has been created using specially commissioned English Virgin Oak casks, to celebrate Loch Lomond Whiskies’ first visit to Royal St George’s famous links.

Bottled in a traditional non-chill filtered manner, the 20-year-old expression has been created in partnership with Open Champion, Darren Clarke, Loch Lomond Whiskies ambassador, and bears his signature on the carton. The expression joins a collection of expressions created by Loch Lomond Whiskies to mark previous Open Championships in 2018 and 2019.

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Gordon & MacPhail appoints new distributor in South Korea – Scotch Whisky News

Gordon & MacPhail appoints new distributor in South Korea

Family-owned premium spirit specialist Gordon & MacPhail has appointed Allied Young Fortune Brands (Allied Young) as distribution partner for the South Korean market.

The agreement covers the entire range of unique and rare whiskies under the Gordon & MacPhail marque, in addition to Benromach, the company’s own distillery brand.

Allied Young have been building prestigious fine wines and premium spirits brands in South Korea since 1987 and the addition of Gordon & MacPhail’s range to its portfolio signals the next growth stage for single malts development in this market.

Mr David King, Sales Director at Gordon & MacPhail, said: “We recognise the long-term potential of our brands in South Korea where consumers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their choice of high quality, ultra-premium international spirits. I am confident that together with the market expertise and brand building capabilities of Allied Young we will jointly unlock the growth opportunity that lies ahead”.

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Kensington Wine Market Malt Messenger No. 120 by Andrew Ferguson – Whisky News

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and Passover. I have lots to fill you in on in this 120th full edition of the Malt Messenger, so we best cut to the chase.

This coming Saturday, we are launching a range of rare whiskies with a very special guest. To commemorate the end of Ronnie Cox’s storied career in the whisky business, Berry Bros. & Rudd have released Ronnie’s Reserve. It is a range of seven single cask whiskies from a “Secret Speyside Distillery” which Ronnie spent the better part of 30 years promoting – <cough> Glenrothes – !

Ronnie Cox, Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Brands Heritage Director, will be joining us live from London to host a special tasting of the Ronnie’s Reserve collection. The tasting is not inexpensive, but the experience is sure to be priceless. I have loads of information on both the range and the tasting below.

We have two other new tastings which will be hosted by brand ambassadors, joining us live from Europe. On Saturday, May 1, Davide Romano will be joining us from London, or Italy, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. On Saturday, May 8, Stewart Buchanan will be joining us live from Scotland for a GlenDronach vertical tasting featuring 6 single casks from Batch 18, and a couple of other whiskies to round things out.

We also have an upcoming Waterford Whisky tasting next week and have also added a new “Independents Day” tasting to the schedule, built around some exciting whiskies which just arrived.

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Scotch Whisky Auctions Contactless Collections UK April 2021 – Whisky Auction News

April 8th, 2021

A short reminder that we will again be offering our contactless doorstep collections throughout the UK. As our office re-opened on Monday 5th April 2021, this service is no longer available to our Glasgow customers who can book an appointment for collection/drop off here

Our schedule is as follows:

England & Wales (Excluding London)

Friday 9th April 2021- Tuesday 13th April 2021 – Deadline for requests12 noon Thursday 8th April 2021

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New Drop: Daftmill Summer Release 2009 Limited Edition – Scotch Whisky News

April 8th, 2021

Here is the Daftmill Summer Release 2009

Limited to just 1,785 bottles, this Summer Release from Daftmill was distilled in 2009 and is the first combination of sherry and bourbon casks from the distillery. Comprising one first fill Oloroso butt and three first fill ex-bourbon casks, this expression was bottled in 2020 at a strength of 46% abv.

The nose has fresh mango, cola cubes, dried figs and cigar boxes. The palate brings spicy notes of clootie dumpling and lemon zest with toffee and Fraserburgh butteries. The finish showcases the sherry cask influence with waves of fresh fiery gingerbread lingering.

To be in with a chance to gain access to purchasing one of these limited bottles we will be running a ballot. This ballot closes at midnight on Sunday 11th April. If you are successful you’ll be emailed on Monday 12th April and you will then have one week to complete your purchase. If you have not completed your order by Monday 19th April the bottle will be offered to another ballot entrant.

Have a go! �‡

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ralfy review 871 – Chivas Regal 18yo – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 871 – Chivas Regal 18yo @ 40%vol:

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Texas investigating abuse allegations at migrant facility

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In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference about migrant children detentions, in Dallas. Texas child welfare officials say they’ve received three reports of abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border.

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border.

It is the first time state officials announced they are investigating such allegations at one of the emergency facilities the U.S. government has quickly set up in Texas amid a sharp increase in crossings of unaccompanied youths. A county official who also volunteers at the San Antonio site, the Freeman Coliseum, said the nature of the allegations do not align with what she has seen in multiple visits to the facility.

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Virginia becomes first Southern state to legalize marijuana

Steve Helber / AP

A vote tally board displays the vote on a bill legalizing marijuana during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia became the first Southern state to legalize marijuana Wednesday, as lawmakers voted to approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed changes to a bill that will allow adults to possess and cultivate small amounts of the drug starting in July.

Northam sent the bill back to lawmakers substantially changed from the version that squeaked out of the General Assembly in February. The amendments lawmakers agreed to Wednesday would accelerate the timeline of legalization by about three years, well before retail sales would begin, a move that's been cheered by racial justice advocates.

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Cuomo aide says governor groomed her for months before groping

Seth Wenig / AP

This Monday, March 8, 2021, file photo shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking at a vaccination site in New York.

ALBANY, N.Y. — A woman who has accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her in the Executive Mansion gave a fuller account in a published report Wednesday, detailing how she believed the governor had groomed her for months with a series of tight hugs and sexually suggestive comments.

She said in an interview with the Times Union of Albany that Cuomo asked invasive questions about her personal life, recalling that at one point last year, the governor told her, “Oh, if you were single, the things that I would do to you.”

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Jill Biden shines fresh spotlight on military family program

Andrew Harnik / AP

First lady Jill Biden speaks at a virtual event with military families from around the world as part of the White House initiative to support military and veteran families in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Washington.

WASHINGTON — Jill Biden on Wednesday delivered on her promise to prioritize the struggles of military families by reviving a decade-old initiative that challenged Americans to do something as simple as mow the lawn or drop off a meal for a family with a loved one in the armed forces.

Biden said military families are as important to the United States as a rudder is to a ship and that national security will be served by attending to their physical, social and emotional health.

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