Posts Tagged "floral"


What Bitters and Russian Roulette Have in Common 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.┬áNot 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...

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Not Quite Negroni Week: the Luberon Cocktail Recipe It seems we’re destined to be a little behind. The first week of June, 6000 bars and restaurants were mixing up one of our favorite cocktails for Negroni Week. We were oblivious until, midweek, we started to see some of our favorite bartenders posting their Negroni Week photos on twitter. Well, better late than never, right? Two weeks after Negroni Week proper, we’re...

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Chamomile Cooler Cocktail Recipe In our last farm share, along with the expected greens, peppers, tomatoes, and berries, we got a bundle of chamomile. While of course it is, we never thought of chamomile as an actual farm product; as far as our experience told us, chamomile occurs naturally in teabags. It turns out that chamomile is a small white and yellow flower, looking a little like the mutt of a daisy and dill weed. It looks...

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Tiki Week: By the way, what is Tiki? 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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Shochu Negroni Cocktail Recipe Over the course of our many attempts to replicate┬áBar Goto‘s Improved Shochu Cocktail, we gained quite an affection for bison grass vodka, barley shochu, and the soft, sweetly vegetal flavor created when the two are combined. We thought it could serve as a good base for a floral Negroni fit for a mildly warm spring day. Negroni variants are made with equal parts spirit, fortified wine, and liqueur....

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