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The Dirty Martini

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”

The Bronx 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”

The Silver Cocktail

The Silver Cocktail is a Prohibition-era cross between the Martinez and the Martini. Truly old-style, at equal parts gin and vermouth, it seems to reside comfortably on its own branch of the Martini family tree. Continue reading “The Silver Cocktail”

Chrysanthemum Cocktail

The surprise of the Chrysanthemum cocktail is the nose. Its creators surely weren’t trying to duplicate the chrysanthemum scent, but that combination of vermouth, Bénédictine and anise is redolent of gardeny lushness. Continue reading “Chrysanthemum Cocktail”

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