As yesterday was the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, it seemed an auspicious time to revive the blog after an eleven moth hiatus, and what else could one comment on that the venerable Mint Julep. Doubtless you are thinking that quite enough on this subject has already been written. … Read More »Derby Day
Cocktails that are based in whiskey (rye and bourbon predominantly).
I now realize that it’s been almost four months since I last posted. Apparently I have been doing more drinking that writing. Well, since I’d rather avoid doing less drinking, I better do more writing. There’s been one cocktail that I’ve been meaning to get to since I started this… Read More »The Manhattan–Grandaddy of them all…
Our hiatus into frivolous drinking over, it’s now time to turn our attention to some more serious entrez in to the world of cocktails. With this post, we take on what David Wondrich describes as on of “the four pillars of wisdom” in his Esquire Drinks book (we already did… Read More »The Old-Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail
I think for the next couple of weeks, we’ll take a bit of a departure from our usual aesthetic and relive a couple our more whimsical holiday jocularities. After that, I promise, we’ll get serious-for at least a while. So our first stop on Santa’s barhopping express (I guess when… Read More »Famous Riffs
As college towns go, it’s been my contention that we have long suffered a dearth of suitable drinking establishments. Well, a couple of weeks ago that situation markedly improved with our new Irish public house, Devere’s. And there’s a lot to like about Devere’s Pub—a back bar fresh from Ireland… Read More »Emerald
Just a quick blog post about one of our newer cocktail discoveries. This cocktail has three things I love. It’s old, being mentioned in Jerry Thomas’s 1887 Bartenders Guide. It also has both rye and absinthe, two of my favorite ingredients. It’s also a really great cocktail… Morning Glory 1… Read More »Morning Glory