Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo | The Mai-Tai Spritz

Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo | The Mai-Tai Spritz

Looks like spring has finally arrived in rainy Vancouver, and bars are finishing working on their new seasonal menus. To make things easier, Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau‘s latest book, has just been released and will surely inspire bartenders with a few light and refreshing options. There’s no question the Aperol Spritz has become a modern classic. Baiocchi, author of the James Beard-nominated Sherry, and Punch founder and editor-in-chief. Pariseau,…

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Amor y Amargo – The Bar, The Cocktail and Sother Teague

Amor y Amargo – The Bar, The Cocktail and Sother Teague

 On my most recent visit to the cocktail Mecca called New York City I had a couple free nights to gallivant through town and sip my way to enlightenment. Drinking and eating in NYC is a blessing and a curse. A visitor only has so much time. Battle lines must be drawn, strategy chosen and routes locked in. The East Village cocktail scene is like something out of lore. You can’t swing a bat without…

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“Red Bird”

3 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum 1 part Aperol (thai chili infused) 5 parts Pineapple Juice 1 part Cranberry Juice 1 part Simple Syrup (1:1) 3 Lime Wedges Ground Cinnamon On a plate coat 3 lime wedges with 151 rum and light…(CAREFUL!) once burning, coat with cinnamon. When alcohol has extinguished, muddle the limes with simple syrup, add spirits, shake over ice, strain into snifter 1/2 full of ice.

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