Brooklyn

The Brooklyn is one of the cocktails that got me interested in the larger world of ingredients. It’s a classic from the 1800s, but one of the key ingredients is an amaro called Amer Picon, which is not generally imported into the U.S. Some bars (including Boulder’s Bitter Bar) even attempt to make their own […]

Dry Martini

[Note: for our one-stop-shop of Martini preparation info, check out our Classic Martini post] The original Martini recipe actually called for Italian (sweet) vermouth. The Dry Martini was a variation that substituted French (dry) vermouth. Only more recently did ‘dry’ come to refer to the amount of vermouth. 3 oz Plymouth Gin 1 oz Noilly […]

Income Tax Cocktail

I was browsing recipes on Imbibe and came up with this tasty drink, the Income Tax Cocktail. It’s the weekend, so I thought I’d make it a little bigger than the recipe – here’s what I did: 2 oz Plymouth Gin 1 oz Martini & Rossi Dry Vermouth 1 oz Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth […]