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  • Moonraker, Mountain Dew, Moonshine, or White Lightning?

    Moonraker, Mountain Dew, Moonshine, or White Lightning?

    August 19th, 2016 | Bartending | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    This article first appeared in the Coloradoan newspaper. If it shed any light on the subject at all — and it doesn’t remotely — I might be tempted to elaborate on the actual term “moonshine,” and where it originated: i.e. rural England (circa 1780), when country smugglers hid illicit barrels of French brandy in shallow […]

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    A Green Fairy Named Absinthe

    July 22nd, 2016 | Bartending | journalpulp | 9 Comments

    This article first appeared in the Coloradoan newspaper, which took a tomahawk to it and ruined it. You won’t like absinthe if you don’t like black licorice. Absinthe — mint-green star in a constellation of multicolored bottles, over-proofed, over-hyped, overrated, mythologized, mystified and then demystified — won’t, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding, make you […]

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    The Book of Dog: One of Us?

    July 5th, 2016 | College of Subversive Knowledge | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    If Dog had a name, what would it be? Brought to you by the College of Subversive Knowledge. Subscribe!

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  • Wodka!

    Wodka!

    June 17th, 2016 | Bartending | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    This article first appeared, in slightly altered form, in the Coloradoan newspaper. The Polish call it wodka. The Russians call it vodka. The word itself comes from the slavic voda — meaning “little water” — and, like water, vodka is colorless, odorless, and often enjoyed ice-cold. Distilled from fermented potatoes, or fermented grains (like rye […]

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