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The Fitzgerald Cocktail

Admittedly, 2019 was not a prolific year for Molecular Drinking. To help get 2020 off to a more auspicious start, our Meyer lemon tree decided to be absurdly prolific in 2019. So, with an abundance of lemons in hand, we had to find a drink. A little digging turned up… Read More »The Fitzgerald Cocktail

Ideal Cocktail

I was perusing the newly revised edition of the Waldorf Astoria Bar Book that my in laws gave me this past Christmas, when I ran across a tipple that looked rather promising. I, to again reiterate, am not a martini fan, so when I found a gin and vermouth-based cocktail… Read More »Ideal Cocktail

Pomegranate Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita

There are times when circumstances necessitate invention.  It’s pomegranate season here and we have a lot of them.  We also have a serious juicer.  Normally I’m a fan of just drinking tequila straight (Herradura reposada is my go to) with only a warm summer sunset to accompany it.  Basically, I… Read More »Pomegranate Margarita

Cappelletti Spritz

B was exceptionally generous this birthday and indulged my love of obscure booze.  To this end, I got two different amaro that I didn’t have, Cappelletti and Averna.  Fortunately, my birthday last year also provided me with Brad Thomas Parsons‘ book Amaro. There were several recipes for both of these… Read More »Cappelletti Spritz

Spring Is in the Air

Spring is here.  The plum tree is in bloom–okay, it’s the first year. And when I say in bloom, I mean “It has a bloom”. Even the doves are getting frisky. What the first warm days of spring require is unalloyed frivolity.  I figure that has to mean bubbles.  I… Read More »Spring Is in the Air

Orange Season

It’s currently orange season here in California, and our orange tree has been fruitful.  This poses a bit of a challenge as orange juice is not an easy juice to make cocktails with. It tends to be too sweet and doesn’t have a flavor that pairs well with other strong… Read More »Orange Season

An autumnal tipple and a bonus…

B was in the mood for something “autumnal” when she ran across this little concoction on the Imbibe website. They found the Sinsear, the brainchild of Yvette Leeper-Bueno, owner of Vinater√≠a in Harlem, in the Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook.  Curiously, no mention was made of the name; sinsear is Irish… Read More »An autumnal tipple and a bonus…

The Millionaire #4

As the title intimates, this isn’t a simple story.  B found the version of which we partook tonight in Ted Haigh‘s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. He reprises his from a 1937 version.  This, of course, sent me down the rabbit hole of unanswerable questions (25 years in science.  That… Read More »The Millionaire #4

Americano

The last throws of summer have been unrelentingly hot here, leading us to want something more on the light and refreshing side for our afternoon imbibing. We have don’t a number of spritzes already, including the the Venetian Spritz, the  Bitter Intentions and  the  Negroni Sbagliato, so we decided to… Read More »Americano