A Martini with something in it — the Ford Cocktail: Old Tom gin, dry vermouth, Bénédictine, and orange bitters.
Fino sherry, bianco vermouth, and orange bitters: the classic, light, aperitif Bamboo Cocktail, from the 1880s.
Gin, vermouth, Benedictine, bitters and absinthe: a Martini with something in it, the Merry Widow Cocktail.
The sweetly caramel Night of the Hunter: vodka, Licor 43, Oloroso sherry, and a touch of salt. The caramel 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 →