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Have a Gin & It in Remembrance of a Great Cocktail Pioneer

Martini, Sweet

February 02, 2018

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If you use sweet Italian (red) vermouth you can make a “sweet martini.” It is a lot better than it sounds. So good in fact that over time it was ordered as a Gin and Italian and that was slowly shortened to just a Gin and It. The great bartender, Sasha Petraske, loved this drink and it should be drank in memory of him. . . .

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My Take on the Famed Duke's Martini

The Luke's Martini

February 02, 2018

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This Martini is a slight variation of the famous Duke's Martini. If you are at The Dukes Hotel (35 St James's Place, London) and you ask for a Martini; it will come table side poured from a bottle of frozen gin. No bitters, just a dash of dry vermouth to "clean the carpet" and frozen gin. It will then . . .

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Stop Lighting Oranges on Fire and Just Enjoy the Damn Negroni

Also the Americano is pretty tasty too...

January 17, 2018

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While we are stirring drinks with Campari it would be heresy to not mention the Negroni. According to the books it was invented around 1919 at a cafe in Florence Italy by a guy named Count Negroni. Why we don't drink at cafes anymore baffles me. He wanted his Americano (recipe to follow) to be just a touch stronger and . . .

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A Martini a Day Keeps Things Interesting

King of Cocktails

January 07, 2018

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The Martini is the quintessential cocktail and my personal favorite. It is so well known in fact that the glass vessel that contains one was even taken over by the name. Now anything that goes into a straight sided cocktail glass is a SOMETHING-tini. I say to drink whatever you like but if I am ordering a “tini” it will be . . .

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Can You Make My Manhattan Better Please?

The Queen of Cocktails

December 03, 2017

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The origins of this drink are hazy as most cocktail history is. Some say Winston Churchill's mom had it made for her or that it was named for the color of sewer water in the Borough of New York that shares its name. I have even heard that the area code of Manhattan being 2-1-2 is the perfect ratio of the drink but I . . .

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Stop Leaving Your Vermouth Out on the Counter

and Other Fortified Wine

March 02, 2016

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Vermouth

A broad term for aromatized and fortified wine. It is flavored similarly to gin with roots sticks, flowers, and barks. China actually can lay claim to first fortifying wine all the way back in 1250 BC (before cocktails) as an ancient stomach relief. Wormwood being a key ingredient and where Vermouth got . . .

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