Posts Tagged "dry vermouth"


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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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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Liquor 101: What’s the Ideal Dry Martini? In Philip Greene’s fun and engaging¬†To Have and Have Another, we read that Hemingway preferred his martinis at a 15 parts gin: 1 part vermouth. We have to admit that it made us curious how a 15:1 martini tasted. It also got us pondering the history of the dry martini in general. As we mentioned in our ‘How to Start Experimenting‘ post, we mentioned that the martini...

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Hemingway Drinks: Harry’s Jack Rose Cocktail Recipe While we were doing our research for Daiquiri Week, Ernest Hemingway really caught our attention. How could he not? Legend has it that he once consumed 17 of them in a single sitting at the Floridita bar. In honor of the feat, the Floridita named one of their Daiquiri recipes–though not the one he was drinking–after him. That story is just one of many that make...

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Where You Should Be Drinking: Waypoint in Cambridge On our way to Cape Cod, we made a prolonged stop in Cambridge to visit friends and to volunteer at Soccer Nights, a one of a kind summer evening soccer clinic for low-income, immigrant youth. One of us founded Soccer Nights, and the other volunteered for most of the 10 years of its existence; and it was always one of our favorite weeks of the year. Since we were practically passing...

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