Mr. Burke was very particular and fastidious in his instructions. This trait shines through in his instructions from eating while drinking, whether those drinks are wine or cocktails, to the number of shakes or stirs to execute the perfect cocktail. According to Mr. Burke, cocktails should accompany appetizers and he provides a number of appetizer recipes. Interestingly enough, a number of these recipes call for anchovies, something that most Americans wouldn’t touch with a ten foot poll in the 21st century but that are so delicious if you give them a try. …Read More
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Holiday shopping is in full swing. I don’t know about you but the throngs of people, the fights that break out and the lines are enough to drive a person to drink. …Read More
Inspired by a delicious rum that brings to mind a scotch, today’s drink is a Rum Old Fashioned. We’ve reviewed Brugal 1888 and found it to be a sipping rum complex enough to please whiskey aficionados. So why not try it in the ultimate whiskey drink?
Adding a little sugar and bitters to Brugal 1888 draws out the sweet notes while maintaining the rum’s deep smoky and spicy flavors. I highly recommend you get your … Read more
You always hear people talking about what they would eat for their last meal or before they die. It got us thinking at DOTW, what would I drink before I died. Below are my top five, yes if I were dying I’d want all five. What are your top five cocktails?
Sidecar: My all time favorite drink. The Sidecar has held this spot for the past 15 years and I don’t know if it will … Read more
If you love cocktails, then the old-fashioned glass is an essential ingredient in your barware collection. The glass was used to serve the original cocktail now know as the old fashioned. The drinks became so popular that the glass used to serve them quickly became known as the old-fashioned glass. The old-fashioned glass reminds me of the elegance of the 1930s. In so many old movies, you see people swilling cocktails in this distinctive glass.… Read more
In celebration of another season of Mad Men, I have been making a whole bunch of Old Fashioned Cocktails. Some with bourbon, some Irish Whiskey, some scotch. This week’s drink is a Old Fashioned made with Canadian Whisky (yes, no ‘e’). I am drinking one now, although I substituted Angostura Orange Bitters for original Angostura Bitters. this recipe call for a simple lemon peel. Is desired, you can make this Old fashioned the ‘new’ way … Read more
Finally! Season 3 of Mad Men premieres August 16. And it’s just not Mad Men without booze.
Who can forget when Sally Draper mixed a Tom Collins for the grownups? Or when Don Draper wooed Rachel Menken with one of the prettiest Mai Tais I’ve ever seen? And of course there was Freddy Rumson’s … incident in the office after one Screwdriver too many.
So what better way to celebrate the start of this new … Read more
Great read from Paul Clarke at the New York Times Proof Blog about how drink recipes differ from bartender to bartender. These differences often can lead to disputes over the right ways to make any drink. The Old Fashioned is a prime example, a classic cocktail made of bourbon, but some times brandy and it goes from there.
Are You Friends, After an Old Fashioned? (NY Times)
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