MxMo XXXVIII: Superior Twists — The Rumgroni

April 13, 2009

This month’s Mixology Monday is being hosted by Tristan at The Wild Drink Blog. He’s put forth the following challenge: This month’s Mixology Monday is all about twists on classic cocktails, that for one reason or another do an even better job than the drinks upon which they are based. This could be as simple […]

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Astoria Cocktail

September 7, 2008

By modern standards, the Astoria is a very wet martini. I was telling the owner/bartender of the Three Lions Pub that the Astoria was my current favorite take on the martini, and he nearly fainted when I told him it was a 2:1 gin to vermouth ratio. He makes his martinis by rinsing the glass […]

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If I Could Only Have 10 Bottles

August 21, 2008

Over at Kaiser Penguin, Rick has posed a challenging question: If you could only have 10 bottles of alcohol, what would they be? You have to name brands, and you must include vermouths if you want them. They are, at least, infinitely replenishable. I tried to focus on my favorite cocktails, and favorite categories of […]

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Knickerbocker Cocktail, or You never know how much tart 1/2 lime will get you!

July 15, 2008

The Knickerbocker is one of those cocktails you must first clarify which you mean. In this case, I’m referring to the rum-based version that David Wondrich lists in both Killer Cocktails and Imbibe!. The more common recipe I see online (including the CocktailDB) is for a semi-perfect martini – gin, dry vermouth and a dash […]

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MxMo: Bourbon — Purosangue Cocktail

June 16, 2008

It’s time for Bourbon this Mixology Monday, thanks to the fellers at Scofflaw’s Den. This was one MxMo that Bryan, my chief taste-tester, was very eagerly awaiting. As always, I used MxMo as a justification to buy a nice bottle. This time it was Ridgemont Reserve 1792. This is a very smooth bourbon, a definite […]

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March 9, 2008

I picked up a bottle of Aperol at Washington State Store #101, which for those in the know is the store to know about, since it’s the most likely to have interesting items on the shelf. Tonight I opened the bottle of Aperol, and on first taste new I was going to like this “little […]

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