Posts Tagged "lillet"


Where to Drink in Athens: Clumsies A friend of a friend gave us a handful of suggestions of good cocktail places in Athens. As we did a bit of research into them, we were intrigued to see that one of them described itself as an all-day cocktail bar. This seemed like the kind of concept we could get behind. Also, it was pretty convenient, since we had only 24 hours in Athens and wanted to get as good an idea of the cocktail scene as...

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NOLA Week: Bourbon Street Inspired by some research for a New Orleans themed party that never happened, we’re spending the week celebrating New Orleans’ long and illustrious relationship with the cocktail, with classics like the Cocktail a la Louisiane and the Ramos Gin Fizz and with our new takes on the New Orleans style, the Auntie Saz (our spin on the Sazerac) and Who Let in the Brit (a variation on the Pimm’s...

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Classics Week: The Vesper (aka: James Bond’s Drink) We reach the grand finale of our James Bond Classics Week. There’s nothing more iconic than James Bond drinking a martini. In fact, among the movie Bonds, it’s the only thing that George Lazenby and Roger Moore ever drink. While Timothy Dalton’s bond prefers Champagne–how very 80s of him–Pierce Brosnan mostly returns to form, only straying from his...

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The Great Vermouth Taste-Off: Top Shelf Reds Thus far in our vermouth tournament, we’ve tasted cheap dry ones, cheap sweet ones, and more expensive white ones. Having proclaimed Cocchi Americano the champion on the dry side of our vermouth bracket, and having finally consumed or given away the contenders from the inexpensive sweet quarter, it’s now time for us to move on to top shelf sweet vermouths. You can also feel free...

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Well, we’ve finally worked through the bottles of inexpensive red and white vermouth one way or another (Gallo has been a suitable cooking wine replacement). So, it’s time to move on to the next bracket, pricier whites. You can also skip to top shelf reds, and to the overall championships. It should be noted that in talking about vermouth ‘expensive’ is a relative term. I didn’t spend over $20 on any of...

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