Saturday, October 21, 2017

Recipe: Income Tax Cocktail

April 14, 2014 by  
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In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes… and cocktails…
The Income Tax Cocktail is a classic cocktail for trying times.


Recipe: Martinez

March 6, 2014 by  
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The classic cocktail, that proceeded the classic cocktail (Martini), the Martinez is a richer, sweeter, and I’d say more savory and tasty cocktail.


Recipe: Boulevardier

March 26, 2012 by  
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This cocktail is attributed to Harry McElhone, of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. But unlike the Negroni made with gin, this whiskey-forward recipe is uncommon.


Recipe: The Emerald

March 16, 2012 by  
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Not as storied as the Manhattan, the variant named the Emerald is a softer, lighter, slightly sweeter, but still spirit forward cocktail, and a much better choice than green beer as a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this Saturday.


Recipe: Remember the Maine

February 15, 2012 by  
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We often turn to whiskies for cocktails to take some of the chill off of the Winter months, and even though this Winter has been far milder than most, it’s no exception. Typical favorite cocktails are the Manhattan and the Sazerac, but other less familiar ones bear trying as well. The Remember the Maine recalls […]


Recipe: The Zombie

October 28, 2011 by  
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Nowadays, there are almost as many different Zombie recipes as there are zombies in most low budget horror films. The reason for that is that while this cocktail has a long established name (1939), Don the Beachcomber, was very guarded with the recipes to his inventions, even keeping secret ingredients from his own staff at his bars. Our variant is a take off of the close-to-original brought back to “life” by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.


Recipe: Corpse Reviver No. 2

October 20, 2011 by  
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The Savoy Cocktail Book suggests that a Corpse Reviver No. 2 “be taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy are needed.” For us, it is usually a brunch cocktail, enjoyed in the morning (or afternoon depending on our “steam and energy”).


Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri

October 19, 2011 by  
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Once upon a time the Daiquiri was not the gloppy sweet, faux fruit beverage dispensed from a slushee-machine at your French Quarter/Las Vegas/insert-other-home-of-debauchery-here tourist trap. It was once a fine sweet but tart drink, savored in pre-revolution Cuba, Florida, and elsewhere.


Vieux Carré

August 15, 2010 by  
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In my purse, I keep our swizzle sticks from the original Vieux Carré cocktails we had at the Hotel Monteleone Carousel Bar. When our Vieux Carrés arrive, I discretely slip them in when the bartender isn’t looking and we reminisce about our time at the historic hotel.