How should I order a martini without looking dumb? One should never worry about looking dumb when ordering drinks, especially a martini, since James Bond already went and screwed up how it’s actually supposed to be made in the first place, causing most people out there to order it wrong. The classic martini should always […]
Every time someone tells me that they hate gin, I’m immediately suspicious. Why, you ask? Because when I press for further details, I usually discover that the person only thinks they hate gin. The reality is that they have no idea what they’re talking about. There’s a pattern with people who make these dismissive, unequivocal statements […]
”It’ll be about 45 minutes.” We’ve all been there — anxiously arriving at a restaurant, ready to stuff our faces with good grub and delectable booze, only to be told we must sit in our state of rumbling hunger while our dining predecessors finish their feasts and open up a table.
The Gin and Tonic is a drink most people can make with their eyes closed and while that can come in handy when you just need a reliable drink, that doesn’t make it very exciting. Until now. We’ve added muddled cucumber to the classic G&T to create a drink that is insanely refreshing, and incredibly […]
What qualifies gin as “gin”? Juniper. That’s pretty much it. OK, well not entirely, but the one identifying characteristic of all gins is juniper. Without juniper, you’re drinking infused vodka (which, heads up, is exactly what gin is, plus juniper). Once you’ve got the juniper baseline, though, it’s a bit of a free-for-all in terms […]
It seems slightly unnecessary to pit two classic cocktails against each other. It kind of feels like asking Meryl Streep and Sally Field to fight it out in the boxing ring. They’ve both earned their place in our collective national esteem. But understanding the differences — and several similarities — between these two classic cocktails will […]
Today I’m sharing a cocktail that I like to call the “Peak of Summer,” which is a riff on the classic gimlet. I’ve been overloaded with berries recently, especially some deliciously sweet and ripe strawberries. And while I’m sure there are “healthier” ways to consume them, I find combining berries and booze to be the […]
Maybe you’re standing over a smoking engine. Maybe you’re trying to negotiate lower loan rates for that crushing debt you have. Maybe you’re trying to politely wiggle your way out of yet another office “empowerment retreat.” Whatever the situation may be, at some point we’ve all realized that a lot of what we learned in […]
If you haven’t heard, June 19 is World Martini Day. Okay, sure, pretty much everything has its own day now, but I’d like to think that the Martini is something we can all get behind. Since it’s also Father’s Day, we can double-celebrate with a round or two of the world’s most iconic cocktail.