Uno, Dos, Tres

As the negroni is one of my favorite drinks, I love to discover and experiment with new variations. With the simple recipe of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, the modifications can be endless. This one has the base spirit of tequila with grapefruit infused vermouth, 2 types of Amari and chocolate mole bitters […]

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A Boulevardier 3 Ways

I would describe the boulevardier as the negroni’s long lost relative. Where the negroni is crisp and sunny, the boulevardier is sultry and deep. Both amazing, but very different. Think motoring the sun dappled roads of Italy on your vespa, or a late night skinny dip under the stars in warm Mediterranean waters. Here are my […]

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St. Columbus Rill

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I wanted to make a “green” cocktail to celebrate the day, and I’m pretty happy with this light greenish-gold gem. I’m not a fan of cloyingly sweet or sour green liqueurs (I’m looking at you Midori & apple pucker), and this cocktail is perfect for the day as it has Irish […]

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Cure For Pain

This is a twist on the Boulevardier (a negroni with bourbon instead of gin) that will make the cocktail angels sing. I sometimes swap sherry for port in cocktails, and this is a cocktail that tastes even better with sherry in my opinion. from: Death & Co makes: 1 cocktail 1 1/2 ounces Rittenhouse Rye 1/2 […]

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The Clint Eastood

  from: The Old-Fashioned makes: 1 cocktail Along with The Tree House, this has been my favorite old-fashioned from the book. I’m a sucker for almost anything that contains green Chartreuse. Here it adds complexity and a unique quality to this old fashioned which is nice with spicier rye versus bourbon. 2 ounces rye whiskey 1/8 […]

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Corpse Reviver No 1

Though not as popular as the Corpse Reviver No 2 (see below), this smooth, brandy forward cocktail to wake the dead is worthy of attention. It was first listed in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Handbook in the 1930’s. This cocktail according to Harry, is “to be taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy […]

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