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Quinn + Tonik Vol. 23: Dead Presidents

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 23: Dead Presidents

As with many things related to the British Empire, it is often observed that the powers that be got it wrong. At one point, it comprised over 25% of the world's landmass and population. Some fantastic places. Much of America, the Caribbean, India, Africa, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and on, and on, and on.  The Brits however, in their consummate wisdom, decided to keep the small, somewhat irrelevant and glum island off the north west coast of France, and trade or give away everything else that once made up, "The Empire Where The Sun Never Sets."  
Somewhere in amongst that some tea was dumped in a harbor, the East India Company got upset, and revolution became war and independence. And the United States of America were born. In 1789 George Washington was elected President. Forty four other men have held this office since. We'll leave it to you to ponder the good, the bad, and the ugly among them. 
While we all ponder how to dress you like the man with the plan. Let's ponder all that over a cocktail. And enjoy some Sunday afternoon Presidential hijinks...

read: all the presidents men


Yes, its' a photo from the movie. But before William Goldman wrote the screenplay and recruited some of the finest acting talent of a generation, Bernstein and Woodward wrote the book. Pick it up, have a read, and follow the money. 






mark felt: the man who brought down

the white house



“We know what’s leaked, and we know who leaked it,” Nixon’s chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, told the president on Oct. 19, 1972, four months after a team of washed-up Central Intelligence Agency personnel hired by the White House was caught trying to wiretap the Democratic Party’s national offices at the Watergate complex.
“Somebody in the F.B.I.?” Nixon asked.
“Yes, sir,” Mr. Haldeman replied. Who? the president asked. “Mark Felt,” Mr. Haldeman said. “Now why the hell would he do that?”




presidentially appointed



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and now time for a cocktail...


el presidente

courtesy of Joaquin Simo (Pouring Ribbons)
When Cuban cocktails come to mind, the Daiquiri and Mojito reign supreme in the minds of most sozzled scholars. But Cuba's convenient proximity to hordes of thirsty United States citizens during Prohibition (as well as an influx of talented bartenders to serve them) led to scores of other heat-busting libations from the bustling bars in Havana. A lesser known classic was named for Cuban President Gerrardo "The Butcher" Machado, who ruled from 1925-33. A rare classic stirred rum drink, this light and fruity rum Manhattan variation was originally credited to Eddie Woelke at Havana's Jockey Club. 
2 oz Banks 5 Island rum 
.75 oz Dolin Blanc vermouth
(some recipes call for dry vermouth,
but the vanilla note in the blanc adds some body and depth)
1 tsp orange liqueur
(Cointreau and Grand Marnier work here, as does Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, or Mandarin Napoleon for a different citrus note)
1 tsp grenadine
(make your own or buy the Small Hands Foods one at your specialty grocer)
1 dash Regan's No 6 Orange bitters
(omit this if you're not a big fan of cardamom)
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add plenty of ice and stir briskly until thoroughly chilled and incorporated. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an lemon peel, making sure to express the lemon oils over the top of the drink first. 




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