Haigh also points out that you can go into any bar and, if you dare, order one, and you will never get the right thing (he argues that this is the original version of the drink). Cocktaildb.com has no less that seven versions of the drink, containing varying ingredients including… Read More »The Pink Lady
I was in the mood for something I hadn’t heard of before. Not new, just new to me. B was also thinking some thing with Dubonnet Rouge. According to the good Doctor’s Vintage Cocktails and Forgotten Spirits (now in a new edition that lays flat on the counter), versions of… Read More »The Blackthorn Cocktail
Well, this is just quick one. First the recipe from David Wondrich’s Esquire Drinks: 3/4 oz. gin 1/2 oz. brandy 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth 1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Part of what makes this post short is the… Read More »Delmonico’s No. 1
Apparently this is going to be another blog post with a rambling backstory before I get to the drinking…. This story begins back in February. My delightful wife, B-, having given me a bottle of Green Chartreuse for Valentine’s day, emailed me with several websites about a cocktail that used… Read More »The Last Word…
It all started out so simply. It’s summer. Limes are eight for a dollar. I like gimlets (especially gin, though vodka ones can slake the thrist in a pinch). So no problem. Make a gimlet, but use fresh lime juice and a splash of simple syrup. Only problem? A… Read More »Working back to a name…
Today was hot. The first really hot one of the summer—103 to be specific. Just to keep things interesting, the power also went out for a couple of hours. Well, not surprisingly B wanted something refreshing to combat the ill effects of such a concatentation of circumstances. I got to… Read More »Making sense of a 103 degree day.
B here. When absinthe became legal again in the U.S. last year, M was overjoyed. I–less so. I remembered sipping from my mom’s Pernod when I was little, and the anise taste was nasty in my book. Plus, what sane person wants to drink a libation containing wormwood? M did.… Read More »The Monkey Gland
Emerson Ingredients: 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 1 1/2 oz Gin Juice of 1/2 Lime 1 tsp. Maraschino liqueur (a key ingredient in the Hemingway Daiquiri) Mixing instructions: Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve. It’s probably more tasty than transcendental. But if you have the… Read More »A Tasty bit of Transcendentalism