October 2013

Twisted Oak River of Skulls 2010

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“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some […]

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I Love Champagne

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After the sparkle of the Champagne Day festivities, the Wine Harlot was deluged with requests on how to procure the cheeky t-shirt featured in the Wine Harlots #ChampagneDay photo montage. First trend-spotted on the cool wine kids in France this Spring, I’ve been coveting this post-modern Champagne slogan. The “Fuck No 5 I Love Champagne” t-shirt […]

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#ChampagneDay

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Tomorrow is #ChampagneDay, a global social media event to promote and celebrate the magnificence that is Champagne. Spearheaded in the USA by the Champagne Bureau, a lobbying group who’s mission is to convey the message that Champagne only comes from Champagne, France. While other sparkling wines can be delicious, The Champagne Bureau and Wine Origins […]

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Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

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To create the Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour, Mason Shaker combines aromatic rosemary with the sweetness of bourbon and maple syrup to make a cocktail that is authentically American. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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Bushwick Spice Trade Cocktail

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The Mason Shaker Bushwick Spice Trade is made for Wine Harlots. We love spicy cocktails, and pepper and ginger are favorites. Using pink peppercorns and ginger root give the drink a kick, the basil provides a fresh quality to this gin cocktail. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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Dark and Stormy Cocktail

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The Dark and Stormy is a classic cocktail made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and ginger beer. It’s a Wine Harlot favorite to settle nervous stomachs after being beset by storm-tossed seas. Here’s the Mason Shaker take on Bermuda’s national drink. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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Sage Advice Cocktail

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Who isn’t in need of Sage Advice? Pour the Wine Harlots a double, and keep ’em coming. Sage Advice was created by Mason Shaker with the Art in the Age newest spirit The Craft Sage, a garden gin inspired by Thomas Jefferson and Lewis Clark expedition The sage is a savory element to provide balance […]

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Rye Old Fashioned

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“Oh, I know you have plans. You were gonna call me from a bar with an idea? You think elves do this?” — Don Draper The classic Old Fashioned is the drink of choice for Don Draper. And if you have to work for a prick like that, you’ll need to be mixing up double […]

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L Train Cocktail

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The name of Mason Shaker’s elegant and fragrant L Train cocktail comes from New York’s L Train that they take to the Union Square Farmer’s Market small lavender stand to procure the lavender for the cocktail. In addition to the lavender, the spirits are gin and St. Germain. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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The Dirty Española Cocktail

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If you’re a fan of dirty martini’s, Mason Shaker has your drink with a Spanish twist. The Dirty Española cocktail is a vodka martini with Spanish sherry instead of the classic vermouth and capers instead of olives. Olé! Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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