Fort Point

The Fort Point is the house drink at the bar Drink (yes, that’s the name of the bar) in Boston. Since I went to a cocktail class with the bartenders from Drink and learned how to make it, it’s been my absolute favorite and my go-to cocktail. 2 ounces Rye (I used Bulleit Rye, one […]

Maximilian Affair

In the original Maximilian Affair, the French intervened in Mexican affairs in the mid-19th century. If Napoleon had the drink Maximilian Affair available to him at the time, he would have been decidedly more chill about beating the crap out of the Mexicans. Like the French intervention of that time, St. Germain, a French elderflower […]

Welcomed Pause

Last night I had dinner at the Bramble & Hare, a fairly serious mixological establishment, and started with a Welcomed Pause. In both name and ingredients, this suited my mood. Basically it’s gin and several Amaros. I don’t have any of those Amaros at home, but I created a reasonable and tasty replica. 2 oz […]

San Gennaro

This one was suggested by my friend and colleague Joni Klippert, and has the merit of consisting of ingredients I already have. That is, except for the Luxardo cherries, which I was long overdue to procure. 1 oz Rye 1 oz Amaro Montenegro 1 oz sweet vermouth (M&R) 1/4 oz Campari Luxardo cherry for garnish […]