Posts Tagged "bitters"


Death in the Gulf Stream Cocktail Recipe Our favorite drink from our time in Detroit was Amanda Mentzer’s Worse for Wear. We mentioned in our write-up on it last week that it’s based on a Hemingway hangover cure. Looking into it further, we discovered that the Hemingway original was in fact the product of the meeting of two of history’s titans of drink: Hemingway, of course, and Charles H. Baker. Baker was a...

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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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Old Fashioned Martini Cocktail Recipe As you’ll know if you read our post ‘What’s the Ideal Dry Martini?’,¬† learning of Hemingway’s preference for a 15 gin: 1 vermouth proportion sent us into some research on martini recipes over time. We, of course, found that gin to vermouth ratios varied greatly, anywhere from 1:1 to Hemingway’s 15:1–and even further, to vermouth rinses or no vermouth at...

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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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Barbados Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe It took some coaxing and a lot of education, but we’ve gradually become fans of rum, and more quickly fans of tiki. It’s true that tiki drinks can be a bit complicated; they take some preparation–of ingredients certainly, but even psychologically, to a certain degree. A tiki drink is an event. When we have time, we enjoy those elaborate, fanfare-filled drinks. But we don’t...

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