Posts Tagged "absinthe"


Where You Should Be Drinking in Boston: Ward 8 Everything we know about Boston’s West End, we owe to Dennis Lehane. Apparently, in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, the West End was the second stop on an immigrants’ path to assimilation in Boston. First stop was the North End. The Irish, and then the Italians, and then Jews and Eastern Europeans landed there. With time and money, they moved their way west of...

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Arsenic & Old Lace Cocktail Recipe We stumbled across this recipe while we were doing some research on another one. It caught our attention and held it–fitting considering its original name is Attention. We’d never heard of it before, but it’s actually a pretty old drink, though it’s never topped the charts and it’s tended to slip in and out of notice over time. It makes its first known appearance n...

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A Belated Recognition of Vermouth Blanco It’s time for us to make a confession: we’re cheaters. Some of our very earliest posts (here and here) were a bracket-style tournament of vermouths. Though we called one side of the bracket ‘The Whites,’ it was more precisely a competition of dry vermouths, with the very big exception that we allowed Cocchi Americano to participate, though it is a) sweet rather than dry,...

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Wigle’s Tomfoolery Old Tom Gin The turn of every season is an exciting time around the Roberts & June household. We don’t know when exactly it will be, and we haven’t the wildest guess what it will be; but we know that sometime very soon Wigle’s latest seasonal release will arrive. Sure enough, a few days ago we opened our door to find Tomfoolery on the doorstep. Tomfoolery is an Old Tom gin. Old Tom gin...

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The Chrysanthemum Cocktail Recipe Three of our favorite things are classic cocktail recipes, drinks with a fortified wine base, and strong herbal liqueurs. Imagine our delight when we discovered all three in the same package. The Chrysanthemum is a pre-Prohibition recipe that triples down on the aromatics, with dry vermouth, Benedictine, and absinthe all bringing their own herb mixes to the party. Nonetheless, the overall impact is...

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