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 […]

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 […]

Bijou

This “jewel” of a cocktail (and one of my favorites) is thus named for its 3 primary ingredients that represent precious stones. Gin for diamond, sweet vermouth for ruby, and Green Chartreuse for emerald. The two best bijous I’ve had can be found at  The Sugar House in Detroit and The Gilt Bar in Chicago. I […]