Articles Tagged: Vermouth

Satan’s Whiskers

Mixology Monday time again. We are hosted this month by Vidiot at Cocktailians who choose Vermouth as our theme. This includes sweet (Italian) or dry (French) vermouth, quinquina, aperitif wines, or any fortified, aromatized wine such as Lillet or Dubonnet.

With Halloween upon us I figured I could scare up something. I decided to go with this classic 1920s cocktail “Satan’s Whiskers” a gin cocktail sporting both dry and sweet vermouth, orange juice, Grand Marnier … Read more

Mad Men Season 3 Premiere Cocktail Party

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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

2009 Big Trends in Cocktail Service

The first session I attended during last week’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans was a panel titled “2009 Big Trends in Cocktail & Spirit Service.”

The panel consisted of Jim Meehan, Michael Waterhouse, Devlin Tavern, and Simon Difford (Source Guide) and was moderated by Ryan Magarian (Aviation Gin).

The program covered the 4 Ps of Cocktail Service Success, not unlike the 4 Ps of marketing: product, precise execution, promotion, passion.

It was here … Read more

Bacon Salt Martini

The guys over at Tiki Drinks & Indigo Firmaments are hosting December’s Mixology Monday and have chosen “spice” as the theme. They said we could include anything that ads flavor that is not considered an herb, including salt. So thinking about a post I wrote about Bacon Salt’s use of social media and this post I read on their blog. Yes, the king of salt, Bacon Salt, is my “spice” of choice and my cocktail, … Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Budding Mixologist

Give the gift of great cocktails! Here are some bar necessities under $20 that make perfect gifts for the beginning bartenders in your life. (And I’m just getting started! Keep checking back for more gift ideas.)

For about $13, “The Mr. Boston” Platinum Edition is a great gift for budding mixologists and cocktail aficionados. Mr. Boston recipes have never steered me wrong, and the platinum edition has over 1,500 recipes as well as tips and … Read more

Tailor, New York City – Bar Review

On a recent trip to New York City, I visited Tailor, a restaurant and bar with some of the most amazing cocktails I have seen. The bartenders at Tailor practice the new trend of Molecular Mixology, creating cocktails made with ingredients like smoked Coke and orange foam.

I tried a drink called “Blood & Sand,” a concoction of scotch, cherry ale, vermouth and the aforementioned orange foam. My companions tried a drink called “Swedish Fish” … Read more

Martini

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The classic that everyone should know. Purists insist that it is Gin + vermouth. Vodka is recognized reluctantly. Anything else is a cocktail.

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Journalist

All the news that’s fit to drink!

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Delmonico Cocktail

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Bronx Cocktail

This drink has enjoyed over a century of popularity. It was created at the Big Brass Rail, a bar in the Waldorf Hotel (before the Astoria Wing was built). The Waldorf-Astoria later moved uptown and the Empire State Building now stands in its place.

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