Clarified Milk Punch, drink your whey

Clarified Milk Punch, drink your whey

Why add milk, to a citrusy alcoholic beverage?   Curds and Whey  A modern reason for making a milk punch is the delayed gratification. A project to experiment with. It’s not something you will be consuming the same day. From a historical perspective Noted Drinkers like (insert name of politician or author from the 1700’s here) liked to be able to have a drink that could be rested and consumed later, in spite of a lack…

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Dandelion and White Peach Antilles, an archipelago of inspiration

Dandelion and White Peach Antilles, an archipelago of inspiration

Inspiration for art comes from everywhere. The craft of the cocktail has hit the main stream again and bar tenders are considered artists in many ways. If this site does not make it clear, cocktails and bartending are a large part of my artistic expression. A good amount of me is creatively put into 2 minute taste experiences for people and I love it. This cocktail, inspired by my two favourite subjects, history and seasonal flavour. The…

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A Winter Negroni, warm and smooth for the cold months

A Winter Negroni, warm and smooth for the cold months

 1 Part Averna Amaro 1 Part Remy Martin VSOP 1 Part Carpano Antica Formula  Stir all ingredients with lots of ice, allowing proper dilution. Garnish with a blood orange slice.  Tasting Notes:  Nose: Floral and herbal with notes of fennel, orange, cloves and winter spices. Palate: Smooth full mouthfeel, with an oily texture. The finish is long with herbs and citrus notes. Perfect as an digestif.   My inspiration was the blood orange itself. After scanning…

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El Morocco, born in Africa made famous in Manhattan

El Morocco, born in Africa made famous in Manhattan

[Excerpt; Paparazzi Bar Book]  “El Morocco is a cocktail from North Africa and has nothing to do with any product with a similar name from New York restaurants. This is confirmed by the notebook of a reliable friend returning from a mediterranean cruise in 1938 which did not leave out Tangier, Morocco”,  Charles Henry Baker wrote in 1939  Did there exist in Manhattan a more amazing place than the El Morocco? Probably not, John Perona…

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A Saratoga Cocktail, Remy Martin meets High West rye & house bitters

A Saratoga Cocktail, Remy Martin meets High West rye & house bitters

1 oz Remy Martin VSOP 1 oz High West Double Rye 1 oz Carpano Antica 2 dashes of house Angostura Style Bitters Add ingredients to mixing glass, stir well, and julep strain into chilled tasting glass. The Saratoga is reminiscent of the times in Saratoga Springs, (The Hampton’s of New York in the 19th Century), and gambling on the river boats in the gorgeous summer. Imagine New York without the skyline and sip on this…

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A Cherry Smash, Luxardo married with Remy VSOP

A Cherry Smash, Luxardo married with Remy VSOP

1.5 oz Remy Martin VSOP .75 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao .75 oz fresh lemon juice .5 oz Luxardo Sangue Marlacco Cherry 4 house brandied Cherries (Remy VSOP, Nanking Cherries:) Garnish with one House Cherry. Muddle cherries in mixing glass, add all other ingredients and shake well and strain into chilled coupé. An ode to Julie Reiner’s cocktail at Flatiron Lounge in NYC. This is a delicious variation with some house made ingredients.

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