Paige Nast

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    April 10, 2014

    Tap 42 Adds Spring Cocktails, Drinks on Tap

    If you haven't noticed the recent random hot and humid days, spring is in the air -- soon enough it'll be raining everyday. That's right, while the rest of the country is defrosting, we're about to head into full-on oven mode. Bad hair aside, it's not going to be pretty. To help soothe the pain of ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Broward County

    Broward County has a long alcohol-fueled history. From Prohibition rum-runners to shots-guzzling spring breakers to current craft beer geeks, Fort Liquordale and its surrounding suburbs have definitely earned their reputation for copious consumption of booze in the past century. Even with all the ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Nautical Cocktails to Toast the Boat Show From Paige Nast at Tap 42

    If there is anything you should know about sailors is that they like to drink. A lot. Starting yesterday, the the 54th-annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has brought thousands of maritime professionals to town for a weekend of work and, well, copious drinking. Since we know there is go ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Ten Best Places to Drink in Broward County

    We work hard and at the end of a long day -- or a long week -- we deserve to sit back and decompress with a glass of wine or a cold beer. Happy hours were invented for this very reason, but there's more to it than just ordering up your usual beverage. It's also about the ambience, the comfortable ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Ten Best Bartenders in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    From Emeril Lagasse to Paula Deen, whether famous or infamous, the celebrity chef is now such an enormous mainstay of American culture, we hardly remember it wasn't always that way. Self proclaimed foodies and the rise of the celebu-chef is a fairly recent phenomenon. Don't get us wrong - it's a phe ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Bartender Cocktail: Sean O'Brien's La Bastille (Recipe)

    Not too long ago, cocktails were given up in favor of bland, flavorless concoctions like vodka and soda -- or worse, vodka Red Bulls. Fortunately, for our taste buds and our sanity, those days are gone. Mixology has made its way back to the mainstream. In celebration of tasty commingled alcoholic ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    National Tequila Day: Celebrate With These Cocktails by Tap 42's Paige Nast

    We've been over this before: For every day of the year, a national food holiday exists. Some are important, like pizza, beer, and whiskey. Most, however, are superfluous. Do you really need a day to celebrate pizza with the works minus anchovies? We don't think so. Today is one of the good ones ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Geraldo Rivera's Topless Selfie: Blame It on the Tequila (Video)

    Today is National Tequila Day, and all over the world, people are celebrating with a margarita or a good Anejo. But as anyone who has woken up after a long night of pounding shots can tell you, too much of a good thing can be dangerous -- especially when Twitter is involved. That's apparently what ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    National Tequila Day: Gorgeous Cocktails by Whiskey Blue and Living Room (Recipes)

    It's National Tequila Day and there are two ways to celebrate: 1. Drink a lot of tequila straight from the bottle, then Tweet semi-naked pictures of yourself before passing out somewhere (bad idea). -or- 2. Enjoy a well-made classic tequila cocktail that has been hand-crafted for your enjoyment ( ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Rye Manhattan Cocktail Recipe from Tap 42's Beverage Director

    Classic cocktails are seeing a resurgence. It was just a few years back when Old Fashioneds and Manhattans were for old-fashioned people -- a James Bond-like relic of the past. Not anymore. Lucky for us, the days of frozen drinks and girly cosmos are on the way out. Well, we hope so, at least.Yester ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Tap 42 Beverage Director Paige Nast Talks About Tricking Customers, Cosmos With Olive Juice

    For whatever reason the culinary industry as a whole tends to be a man's game. Of course there are many amazing female chefs and mixologists, but the ratios tends to lean toward the guys.One local beverage director has turned that male-dominated stereotype on its head. At twenty-two years old, Paige ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Giant Balls... Of Ice (For Just $1,000)

    Oh, they've been around. For a while now. But a few weeks back Clean Plate Charlie stumbled onto a Japanese ball-perfecting machine. Sounds sort of lecherous. Right?Fortunately, it is not. Ice balls have become a popular means for improving the quality of spirits on the rocks. In fact, Macallan even ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Skittles Shots? Try Them at Tap 42

    Paige Nast is only 21, but she makes a Manhattan cocktail like she's been drinking them for twice as long.She refuses to make drinks the "cheater" way (she's never touched a bottle of Rose's Lime Juice), and her penchant for using only fresh herbs and local produce in her recipes is more a requireme ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Tap 42: Have You Tried a Beer Cocktail?

    If you have trouble remembering the cautionary drinking rhyme " liquor before beer, you're in the clear; beer before liquor, never sicker", here's a new rule that's easy to remember-- drink 'em together, even better. Meet the beer cocktail--a combination of craft beer, liquor, fresh herbs and fruit ... More >>