The Simple Pleasures In The Smallest Moments
January 17, 2013 – 12:13 am | No Comment

In a cocktail world filled with the talented few preparing the hand made magic to the grateful many, a drink as simple as a strong liqueur and tonic on ice almost seems lazy if not …

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Tasting Notes – Rittenhouse 100 Rye Whiskey
February 25, 2011 – 11:49 pm | 2 Comments
Tasting Notes – Rittenhouse 100 Rye Whiskey

I am always a little leery of anything described as a “good value.” In my experience, that phrase is often just another way of saying something is merely palatable or just okay while having the …

The Sazerc Cocktail by Sean Hoard of PDT
February 16, 2011 – 3:04 pm | No Comment
The Sazerc Cocktail by Sean Hoard of PDT

This was the Sazerac Cocktail I had at PDT in New York’s East Village. I’ve seen Sazerac recipes that call for rye or cognac but never both. Sean Hoard my bartender one night at PDT …

Stargazer Cocktail Recipe
February 14, 2011 – 4:46 pm | No Comment
Stargazer Cocktail Recipe

This was my first cocktail made with Lillet Blanc and what a nice surprise it was! The sweet herbal/orange quality of the Lillet pairs exceedingly well with the smoky char of the Rye. This is …

Martinez Cocktail Recipe
February 10, 2011 – 8:26 pm | 5 Comments
Martinez Cocktail Recipe

Like so many cocktails that hail from before 1920, the origins of the Martinez cocktail are a little murky.   It seems clear that this cocktail was in circulation around 1887, if not before.  It was …