Posts Tagged "anise"


Jimmie Special Cocktail Recipe We recently found ourselves with a limited bar, but with just as much of an appetite for cocktails as usual. One of the things we happened to have on hand, a bit unusual for us, was champagne–left over from our batch of Boston Club Punch. Remembering that Hemingway was a big Champagne fan, we thumbed through our handy copy of To Have and Have Another to see if he had any ideas for us. Nothing...

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Where to Drink in Naxos Town: Like Home Bar On our recent trip to the island of Naxos, we spent most of our time on the beach, there being so many beautiful ones to choose from. We designated one of our days, though, village and town day. We took a drive up the mountain to the inviting town of Halki, nestled in a high valley. We wandered the neighboring olive groves, browsed the shops, visited a distillery we’ll certainly tell...

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Daiquiri Week: Scandinavian Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe To celebrate the arrival of high summer, we’re stocking up on rum and limes and mixing ourselves Daiquiris all week. You might be most familiar with the Daiquiri from it’s sloppy mid-modern period in which it was dispensed from slush machines, in artificial colors and with flavors to match. But earlier in its life, the Daiquiri was a sensation, the Rushmore-level drink...

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Tiki Week:┬áNot All Rum is the Same We’re not island types. It’s not a mistake that our entire adult lives have been spent in big, hard-charging, businesslike cities. We know, however, that a key to successful urban living is, every once in a while, escaping to the beach. We follow the practice in real life, and we thought it was about time we did the same in our cocktail consumption. So, this week we’re dipping our...

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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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