Remember the time you took one look at the jerky, unfortunately muscly, buck-eighty bro at the end of the bar and decided yes, by god, you were going to fight him? Or the other time when after a few (tops, six) glasses of Cab, you took your wine-stained grin to the tattoo parlor and adamantly […]
It’s finally starting to get warmer outside, and that means it’s time for sorbet! Specifically, Gin and Tonic spiked sorbet. The concept is incredibly simple. First, head to the store and pick out a few of your favorite Sorbet flavors. Then pull out your blender and invite over a bunch of friends. Let your friends choose […]
As we head into the final stretch of winter and start to see hope for the sunny days of spring, I find myself craving a very particular sort of drink. I call this a transitional drink: something that stays true to the current season, but hints at what’s coming next.
The trusty gin and tonic. It’s refreshing. It’s simple. It’s a classic. But not every G&T is created equal. With only two main ingredients in your glass, the quality of those ingredients makes a huge difference. If you’ve already made the smart choice to swap the plastic-bottle window-cleaner gin for a quality spirit, there’s no reason to […]
Gin is a pretty divisive spirit. Ask your friends if they like whiskey, you’ll get a few mild shrugs, a couple unasked-for Pappy tattoo reveals, and a bunch of “Oh yeah, sure,” because we’re all supposed to like whiskey. Ask your friends if they like gin, the room will erupt into chaos (or fall entirely […]
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, let’s say variation is the highest form of fandom. And maybe it’s fair enough that both gin and vodka have gotten minor makeovers. Pillars of the spirits industry, gin and vodka tend to be politely misunderstood or politely taken for granted (and yes, gin aficionados, we excuse […]
Mixing gin with various juices is not exactly a 20th century invention; I imagine it’s been happening since gin was first distilled in the early 17th century.
Over the past year the Negroni has taken on a life of its own. Renowned for its strong, bitter flavor profile, the classic cocktail has become incredibly popular, partly because it’s many-a bartenders’ first choice at the end of a long shift. Although most would say the drink is perfect the way it is, I’ve taken the liberty of […]
You know the scene: loud bar, terrible song playing, reasonably tired bartender staring bullets at you as you sweat about your drink choice. Your mind goes for something familiar, something trustworthy, reliably so-so: “Gin and tonic!” Except you get it, and it’s, well, a Gin and Tonic, but not much more. And here you are […]