Shall I make you a Martini? Gin or vodka? Bitters? Lots of vermouth? No vermouth? Olive or twist? Up or rocks? Such a simple drink, so many options. And opinions.
So where do you stand on “dirty?” Continue reading “The Dirty Martini”
If you’re looking for a sweet cocktail, something more historic than the Cosmopolitan, I can think of no better place to start than the Martinez. Continue reading “Searching for the Martini: The Martinez Cocktail”
The Atty Cocktail is a Martini with embellishments; if you get the proportions right, those embellishments are surprising, flavorful and entertaining.
I characterize the Metropole as a brandy-based cocktail, though the original formula suggested equal parts brandy and vermouth.
Probably invented somewhere around 1890, the Metropole was the house cocktail of New York City’s Metropole Hotel. Continue reading “The Metropole Cocktail”
The Bronx Cocktail is a light and simple drink, something you might serve as a luncheon cocktail, or even a brunch cocktail, if you’re looking for something more assertive than the usual Mimosas and Bellinis to launch you into the noonday sunshine. Continue reading “The Bronx Cocktail”
Modern cocktail guides have done El Presidente a terrible disservice. They typically describe a sweet, fruity rum cocktail—a cloying, undrinkable embellishment of the original. They do not describe the classic El Presidente.
Quick! What color is the Blue Moon Cocktail?
It’s blue, right? It’s called the Blue Moon.
Yes and no. As it turns out, the original Blue Moon was… red. Continue reading “What color is the Blue Moon Cocktail?”