Posts Tagged "bitter red vermouth"


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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How Much is a Dash? This week we turn our attention to the shelf on the bar where we keep the weird and wonderful collection of small bottles that occupy what we think of as the spice rack of our bar. The big bottles almost always get the spotlight. Not this week. For the next few days, the bitters bottles take front and center. Our guide on this tour of the bitters shelf is Mark Bitterman’s (apparently that’s his given...

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The Fortunate Mistake Cocktail Recipe We mentioned last week that, having corresponded by e-mail quite a bit, we finally felt it was about time to sit down for some drinks with fortified wine importer Leith Shenstone. His company, Fasel Shenstone, has introduced us to a whole crop of lesser-known, high quality fortified wines made in small batches, using the makers’ own grapes and traditional methods. In several posts over the...

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Jupiter’s Acorn Cocktail Recipe Frederic Yarm’s Drink & Tell has proved to be a rich source of new cocktail ideas for us recently. We particularly found Jupiter’s Acorn, from Craigie on Main, irresistible for the way it combines some of our long-time favorites like Benedictine with ingredients we’ve been experimenting with recently, namely whole egg, bitter red vermouth, and different styles of rum. We love...

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Adding to our Red Vermouth Catalog Our earliest sets of posts (here and here and here and here and here) came about when, after years of using whatever vermouth was handy, we realized that it might be useful to find out which one we liked best and why. We conducted a taste-off to determine which red vermouth and which dry vermouth we would stock in our bar. That tournament served us very well for a while, but as time passes we have...

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