John Middleton

John Middleton, belovèd Twin Cities actor and unhappy news aggregator.

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  • Best of 2015-16: Wendy Lehr


    Editor's Note: As the 2016-17 theater season begins, we like to reflect on the past year's season. To be inspired...

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  • The Hootenany, a drinking preview


    The Hootenanny
    2 ounces Applejack
    1 ounce Bourbon
    1 ounce lemon juice
    ½ ounce Raspberry Syrup

    Oh, Minnesota...

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  • The Bloody Charlotte


    One bottle red wine
    4 ounces brandy
    One blood orange, sliced
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    Black peppercorns

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  • The Scream


    The Scream

    1.5 ounces scotch
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 ounce sweet vermouth
    3 ounces hard cider (dry or sweet...

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  • The Bitter Sling


    2 ounces rye
    Orange bitters
    One sugar cube (scented with cardamom - see below)
    Orange slice

    The earliest mention of...

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  • Are you guilty?


    A few minutes into Crime and Punishment, a desperate young woman asked me to help her find her laundry...

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  • It's a lot of booze


    The Long Island Iced Tea -- Two Ways


    1/2 ounce white rum

    1/2 ounce white tequila

    1/2 ounce vodka...

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