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The Pink Lady

This is another one we found in Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. In it, he 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… Read More »The Pink Lady

The Blackthorn Cocktail

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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

Delmonico’s No. 1

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

The Last Word…

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…

Working back to a name…

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…

The Ramos Gin Fizz

This one has been taunting me for a while (not the glass St. Nick decoration in the background).  Oh well, this one is better when it’s warm anyway.  So on with it… 2 ounces Dry Gin 1/2 ounce Lemon Juice 1/2 ounce Lime Juice 1 ounce Cream 1 Egg White… Read More »The Ramos Gin Fizz

The Monkey Gland

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