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Copper City Brewing Company

Copper City Brewing Company is proud to be the first craft brewery in Rome, New York in over 80 years. Today, they also remain the only brewery in Rome.  About the Brewery Although Rome has a deep history of brewing beer, before Copper City was opened, there hadn’t been a brewery in town since the 1930s! Danny Frieden and Eric Daniels established Copper City Brewing Company in Fall of 2016 and was quickly named the best beer bar in New York by CraftBeer.com. The brewery became so popular, they expanded in 2019 to a much larger space. The inspiration to own a brewery came from Danny’s time he served in Iraq - where he couldn’t get himself a pint of...

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Make The Best Martini This Fall, Caramel Apple Pie Martini

Who doesn't love a great cocktail? Make them with fall flavors and they are even better!  Our friends at Pump Pizza Pub asked us to help them with some new cocktails for their menu and we came up with some absolute bangers.  Each week we'll be releasing a new blog and video showing you how to make the cocktails. If you don't want to make them yourself, you can go down to Pump Pizza Pub in Mattydale where the drinks will be on their cocktail menu.  We want to thank Harbor View Wines and Liquor for supplying the spirits for these drinks and to Bar Fly for supplying the beautiful Mixology Gear.  To make this Caramel Apple Pie Martini you'll...

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How to make a Painkiller

This cocktail comes to us from the British Virgin Islands and the year 1971.  Daphne Henderson is the creator of this favorite rum cocktail, she was the proprietor of the Soggy Dollar Bar which got its name due to the face that there were no docks leading to the bar. Boaters would have to drive their boats in and jump off and into the shallow waters. Their pockets would get wet and so would their money. Thus the Soggy Dollar Bar was given its name.    Take a double rocks glass and fill it with ice. Take your Barfly shaker and put a few ice cubes inside. Add 2 ounces of aged rum to the shakerAdd 1 ounce of orange juiceAdd 1...

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Gin Mule with Madison County Distillery Gin

Somehting that you may notice is a little off in this cocktail is that we're using agave instead of simple syrup. You can use whatever you'd prefer, we just agave and the dark color more than simple syrup in some of our gin drinks.  So here is the recipe:  Start with ice in your glass or cup. We are using these cocktail cups we got from The Local Branch in Skaneateles last Christmas. Half ounce agave Half ounce lime juice 1.5 ounces of Madison County Distillery Gin. Top the cup with ginger beer Stir it all together And add your garnish. We're using fresh minto and a lime wedge for this one.  Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy this gin mule.

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Sit Back & Relax at these Restaurants on the Water in Central New York

With warmer weather, we’re all spending more time outside, and outdoor dining patios open up for the season. What better place to enjoy a meal outside than with a waterfront view? These restaurants on the water in Central New York are the perfect spot for a night out. 916 Riverside 916 County Route 37, Central Square This fine dining restaurant is home to an event space and a summer tiki bar. In the spot that was once local favorite Castaways, 916 Riverside has definitely made a name for itself! From quesadillas and tacos to coconut shrimp, burgers, and crab sandwiches, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the menu. Barado’s on the Water 57 Bradbury Road, Central Square  Located...

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