Posts Tagged ‘Cocktails’

Esquire’s Magic Cocktail Formula

As a relative newbie in the world of cocktails, I find them totally mysterious. How is it that pouring apparently random amounts of ingredients that are often quite challenging to drink on their own transform in the shaker into a magical elixir? When I am cooking, at least, I have some confidence in my ability […]

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Got the blues?

Maybe the economy has you down, the political climate depresses you, or you’re just sad because it’s Monday, there’s ample reason to feel a little blue these days. Now I would never prescribe liquor as a treatment for passing sadness (go do something fun instead!), a couple of drinks Martha and I have enjoyed lately […]


Happy Halloween!

Instead of trick-or-treating, Martha and I are celebrating this devilish night with a taste of Satan’s Whiskers. Satan’s Whiskers (From: Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh a.k.a. Dr. Cocktail) ½ oz gin ½ oz dry vermouth ½ oz sweet vermouth ½ oz orange juice 2 tsp orange curaçao 1 tsp orange bitters Shake […]

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Summer Cocktails, contained

If you haven’t seen it already, read the New York Times “Refreshing by Definition” on the essentials of summer cocktails. Lots of our favorites are there: mint, basil, lemons and limes, cola (specifically Coca-Cola, of course), and a muddler (thanks Mari) for all that mint and basil. Just as we’ll be using summer’s fruits in […]

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