Cocktail Recipes: Modern


Where to Drink in Detroit: Mudgie’s Deli While sipping our Salt & Cedar at Detroit City Distillery, we asked Lee the bartender where else we should go in Detroit for a good drink. He told us that we should head to Mudgie’s, and look for Amanda at the bar, to get the best cocktails in the city; Amanda, he said, taught him everything he knew about how to mix a drink. That’s a recommendation that’s hard to...

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Where to Drink in DC: Iron Gate for Brunch Veteran’s Day 2015 was a happy day for us. We’d moved to DC at the end of that summer, and after a couple of months of settling in, making our way through the government HR and clearance process (for one of us), and searching for a job (for the other), we had both started our new jobs. Veteran’s Day was our first holiday as DC workers. Back in Boston, Veteran’s Day is...

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Where to Drink in Athens: The Gin Joint  We arrived in Athens with only the barest of plans in place: we knew we wanted to visit the Acropolis; we had a place to stay: and we had a restaurant recommendation and a handful of cocktail bar recommendations. To our great delight, all of these things were within walking distance of one another in Athens’ old town. Our ferry docked at just the right time for us to drop off our luggage...

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Where to Drink in Athens: Odori Vermuteria While we spent most of our time in Greece on the islands, we couldn’t pass so close by Athens without saying hello. We spent a morning visiting the Acropolis. Speaking honestly, the Acropolis has never been on our bucket lists, but we’re happy to admit now that we were wrong. We didn’t expect it to be as awe-inspiring as it was to see in person something so very familiar...

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Baldwin & Sons Trading Co., Vol. 2 By now we’ve probably made our admiration of Baldwin & Sons Trading Company pretty clear (here, here, here, and here). While it certainly has competition (Drink and Waypoint, for instance), we think that this quirky Chinese restaurant in the unassuming Boston suburb of Woburn creates the best cocktail experience within 20 miles of Fenway Park. Our only complaint is that we’d run...

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Cask-aged Trident For a while now, we’ve been cycling drinks through our little two liter barrel, trying out the effects of aging on a drink. If you want to try it at home (and we recommend you do. It’s a fun science experiment with a unique and delicious cocktail at the end), the rules are pretty simple: Use a young (i.e. clear) spirit, because they will be most dramatically affected by a little bit of time in a barrel....

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