Posts Tagged "chartreuse"


The Return to Acqua al 2 One of us was raised in California; the other in Chicago. Because of this, while in most regards our tastes are quite similar, we have very different comfort foods. For the Californian, it’s sushi, smoothies, and juice; for the Chicagoan, it’s Italian-American food, with a stress on the American part. So, with the Chicago family in town to meet the little one, we of course had to make a trip to...

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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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G-Train Cocktail Recipe This week, we’re applying our mixing skills to beer. We know we’re sledding uphill. Most people prefer their beer taken unmixed, and many beer mixed drinks are an acquired taste. But give us a chance. People have been mixing beer in drinks for a very, very long time–long before cocktails as we know them existed. And some of the things they came up with are quite refreshing and delicious. As I...

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Tasting Mancino Chinato We’ve been on something of a (greater than usual) fortified wine kick for the last week or so, prompted by the arrival of several samples from fortified wine importer Fasel Shenstone.¬†Beyond being simply delicious, they’ve taught us a lot about fortified wines, and prompted us to go back and revise some of our earliest conclusions about vermouths and their close cousins. As we finish our week on...

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The Jaguar Cocktail Recipe + Cask Aged Jaguar A little while ago, we got ourselves a little 2L barrel to try out some cask aging. The general rules of cask aging are use young spirits, since they are more dramatically affected by a short time of barrel aging than something that’s already been aged for months or years, use fortified spirits, which also quickly change in flavor when in a barrel, choose drinks that consist of...

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