Despite the new craze for craft cocktails and mixologist creations, sometimes it’s best to stick with the classics — and if there’s one classic cocktail that will forever hold a place in our hearts, it’s the Martini. The Martini is timeless, an effortlessly elegant bar staple that will surpass the recent obsessions over intricate herbal […]
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 […]
Five moms walk into a bar. They are free from all responsibilities for three hours. Mom’s night out is happening. They all select different drinks from the bar as they lament their life choices and laugh about their latest parenting debacles. Here’s what their drinks of choice say about their very different parenting styles: Wine […]
Sometimes I find myself in the mood to really experiment when it comes to creating cocktails, trying to mix ingredients that one might not immediately consider as partners, and today’s cocktail creation is a perfect example of that. While recently testing bloody mary recipes, I realized that making a bloody mary was the only time […]
Today I’m putting together a martini with a lot of citrus and just a little bit of sugar that’s perfect for day drinking. The fresh citrus gives this cocktail a refreshing feeling when you’re out in the hot sun, and the touch of sugar helps to balance out all the acidity.
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 […]
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.
Contrary to what James Bond thinks, a true martini is made with gin. What separates gin from vodka is its characteristic botanicals. While 51% of these botanicals are comprised of juniper, the others are left up to the imagination of the distiller. There’s gin flavored with everything from rose petals to hops. These funky gins […]