As even the occasional reader of this blog can attest, we generally are a bit circumspect when it comes to newly minted cocktails. When we were reading Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan‘s book, In the Land of Cocktails, and they described being at Lally’s house for the first Marti Gras after Katrina… Read More »Whoa, Nellie!
Cocktails that are based in whiskey (rye and bourbon predominantly).
This is a CocktailswithM first—a cocktail of our own creation. Normally we stay away from this because 1) in more than a century of mixing a limited number of ingredients together, it’s probably already been done, and 2) if it hasn’t been written down before, it probably sucks. That being… Read More »The Russell Cocktail
A bit of a short post in the continuing tribute to Imbibe Magazine’s quartet of “Simple Cocktails”. Unlike the High Noon that cleverly paired several ingrediets that go very well together (tequila and triple sec, tequila and grapfruit juice, grapfruit and Campari), this cocktail takes on a more recalictrant loner… Read More »The Graduate
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
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