Posts Tagged "punt e mes"


Baldwin & Sons Trading Co., Vol. 2 By now we’ve probably made our admiration of Baldwin & Sons Trading Company pretty clear (here, here, here, and here). While it certainly has competition (Drink and Waypoint, for instance), we think that this quirky Chinese restaurant in the unassuming Boston suburb of Woburn creates the best cocktail experience within 20 miles of Fenway Park. Our only complaint is that we’d run...

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How Much is a Dash? 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. Not 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 (apparently that’s his given...

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Jupiter’s Acorn Cocktail Recipe Frederic Yarm’s Drink & Tell has proved to be a rich source of new cocktail ideas for us recently. We particularly found Jupiter’s Acorn, from Craigie on Main, irresistible for the way it combines some of our long-time favorites like Benedictine with ingredients we’ve been experimenting with recently, namely whole egg, bitter red vermouth, and different styles of rum. We love...

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Tiki Week: How Tiki Died and Rose Again 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...

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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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