Articles Tagged: Vermouth

DIY Cocktail Kits – Holiday Gift Idea

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Gift baskets can be a fun way to give the gift of cocktails this holiday season. The idea is simple: Pick a cocktail your recipient will love, then get the ingredients and package them in a gift box or basket … along with copy of DIY Cocktails, of course.

The level of DIY-ness is up to you. You can create your own recipe and print it on a decorative card, include a bottle of your … Read more

Bonjour, Bonheur

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A tribute to National Cognac Day!

This recipe was created by Head Bartender Joshua Pearson, at Sepia in Chicago, for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic live cocktail competition host Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) and The Cognac Trade Board (BNIC).… Read more

The After-Turkey Apertif

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Ingredients:
1 oz Moon Mountain Organic Vodka
1/4 oz sweet vermouth
1/4 oz Zwack
5 dashes Angostura Bitters

Directions:
Pour Ketel One Oranje, sweet vermouth, Zwack and 5 dashes of Angostura Bitters into a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir gently. Garnish with lime.

Courtesy of Moon Mountain Organic Vodka.… Read more

Tomato Martini

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Tomatoes are in season! When you make bruschetta or pico de gallo, set aside a couple of tomatoes to make this crazy-delicious Martini.… Read more

DIY Cocktail Onions

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Cocktail onions may seem like an outdated garnish. A lot of bars don’t even bother to stock them. However, when done right, they add a nice savory finish to a good stiff drink.

Of course, you can’t make a Gibson without them.

Check out this tasty and simple recipe.… Read more

Carpano Antica, Punt e Mes and Fernet Branca – Westerfeld House – San Francisco

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We went to a rocking Victorian party at the Westerfeld House in San Francisco paying homage to the Italian aperitifs Carpano Antica and Punt e Mes and the Italian digestive Fernet Branca. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the memo to dress in Victorian clothes and so showed up in 21st century garb and lost out on the opportunity to win a really cool Fernet Branca bike!

Besides hanging out with people dressed in really cool but … Read more

George Washington Cocktail

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Most of us have the day off tomorrow to honor our first president’s birthday. He was a whiskey distiller as well as a president, so we know he liked a nice drink. We’re garnishing with a cocktail cherry as a nod to the cherry tree he supposedly chopped down and then couldn’t lie about.

Here’s a cocktail to celebrate Presidents Day in style!… Read more

Papa Ghirardelli (SF Cocktail Week 2010)

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Cocktail Week in San Francisco kicked off this week in the Mission Street digs of the new Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts. The Center is the brain child of Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail founders H. Joseph Ehrmann (Elixir), Jeff Hollinger (Comstock Saloon), Duggan McDonnell (Cantina). The yet-to-be-finished space promises to be the gathering and educational space for San Francisco’s exploding mixology scene. We can’t wait!

Cocktail week continues through Monday, September … Read more

Dewar’s Rob Roy

Rob Roy MacGregor (1670-1734) fought to protect the farmers’ way of life, earning the respect of this fellow Highlanders and a prison sentence for treason. He escaped (several times, actually) and lived the remainder of his life as an outlaw. The Rob Roy cocktail was created in 1894 to celebrate the opening of the Herald Square musical that paid homage to this Scottish folk hero. Courtesy of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky.… Read more

American Sweetheart

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