Life after death in the cocktail world. Old Tom Gin and Yellow Chartreuse: the Alaska Cocktail.
A martini with something in it — the Ford Cocktail
A Martini with something in it — the Ford Cocktail: Old Tom gin, dry vermouth, Bénédictine, and orange bitters.
Searching for the Bamboo Cocktail
Fino sherry, bianco vermouth, and orange bitters: the classic, light, aperitif Bamboo Cocktail, from the 1880s.
Chasing the Gibson Cocktail
Gin, vermouth, onion: that is the Gibson. Simple, cold, clean, crisp, and urbane.
The Tale of the Tuxedo Cocktail
Want to amp up your martini? Gin, vermouth, bitters, absinthe, and maraschino: the Tuxedo Cocktail.
Two Nights at the Opera
Gin, Dubonnet, and curaçao: Jacques Straub's original Opera Cocktail.
A Martini with Something In It — The Merry Widow Cocktail
Gin, vermouth, Benedictine, bitters and absinthe: a Martini with something in it, the Merry Widow Cocktail.
Confounding Vodka: The Night of the Hunter
The sweetly caramel Night of the Hunter: vodka, Licor 43, Oloroso sherry, and a touch of salt. The caramel cocktail.
The Fairbank Cocktail and the Pink Martini
The Fairbank Cocktail: Gin, French Vermouth, orange bitters and Crème de Noyaux — the Pink Martini.
Feeling bitter in the Bronx — the Income Tax Cocktail
I still remember the first time I filled out a tax form. I felt very official and bureaucratic; I was an important part of the American economy. Of course, I didn't make enough money that year to actually owe any taxes—I was filing to get all my withholding back. But still... Americans started paying income taxes in 1913, and... Continue Reading →
The Dirty Martini
The Dirty Martini: gin, dry vermouth and olive brine. And, of course, an olive.
Searching for the Martini: The Martinez Cocktail
The Martinez, one of the oldest of cocktails: sweet vermouth, Old Tom Gin, Maraschino and bitters.
A Martini with something in it — the astonishing Atty Cocktail
The Atty cocktail: gin, dry vermouth, absinthe and creme de violette. And don't forget that lemon garnish!
The Metropole Cocktail
The Metropole Cocktail: Brandy, dry vermouth, sugar and bitters.
The Bronx Cocktail
The Bronx Cocktail: gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange juice and orange bitters.
A return to Havana — the El Presidente Cocktail
El Presidente Cocktail: Cuban (or Puerto Rican) rum, dry vermouth and curaçao.
The Silver Cocktail
The Silver Cocktail: gin, dry vermouth, Maraschino and bitters. A martini with something in it.
What color is the Blue Moon Cocktail?
The Blue Moon Cocktail: there's the blue version, and the red version. Both are good.
What was your first cocktail?
The Kangaroo Cocktail, popularly known as the Vodka Martini: vodka, dry vermouth and orange bitters.
Absinthe and Brandy—The Bombay Cocktail
The Bombay Cocktail: brandy, sweet and dry vermouths, curaçao and absinthe.