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A Kiss for Luck, Author, Isa McLaren, Keep the Mark Happy -

Now that you have your basic bar set up with the necessary tools, some glassware, and a few bottles, it’s time to add more booze. As I said in the earlier post, start with the alcohol you like. Next, add what your friends like. Within reason. Just because Joel only drinks carrot-beet shrubs doesn’t mean you have to keep some on hand. Nobody likes Joel anyway. Let’s start with vodka. It’s the prime ingredient for Cosmos, Screwdrivers, Black Russians, Bloody Marys, and my personal favorite, Lemon Drops. If these classic cocktails sound good, you’re in luck. Mixing vodka with juice...

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A Kiss for Luck, Art of Lying, Author, Isa McLaren, Keep the Mark Happy -

“Where do you get your ideas?” This annoying question is often posed by non-writers. The answer I give them is, “I subscribe to a newsletter for them.” This is the fun part of telling lies. If you want a more profitable (yet entirely legal) answer, I offer these sites:

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A Kiss for Luck, Art of Lying, Author, Isa McLaren, Keep the Mark Happy -

Ready to set up your own home bar? Find a space large enough to assemble and mix your ingredients. A low bookcase, as I used, or a nightstand would work, as well as counter space in your kitchen. Put a towel down to avoid sticky countertops, or use a tray if you’re feeling fancy.

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