Posts Tagged "vermouth"


Where to Drink on the PCH: Pebble Beach When we spent the first week and a half of January on a driving tour of California, introducing our new child to some of our favorite people and places, our family kindly lent us one of their cars for the occasion, asking only a small favor in return. Our golf-crazed father(-in-law) asked that when we stop in Carmel we make a small detour through Pebble Beach Golf Resort to pick up their 2018...

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Maurin Vermouth Rouge On a recent trip home from the office, we stopped by our DC All Purpose liquor store, Schneider’s, to replenish our vermouth supply. As we mentioned in our profile of Schneider’s, one of its features is that the clerks are very forthcoming with help. While it means that the Schneider’s shopping experience is not particularly leisurely, it has its benefits as well. It is, in fact, hard to find...

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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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Where to Drink in Athens: Odori Vermuteria While we spent most of our time in Greece on the islands, we couldn’t pass so close by Athens without saying hello. We spent a morning visiting the Acropolis. Speaking honestly, the Acropolis has never been on our bucket lists, but we’re happy to admit now that we were wrong. We didn’t expect it to be as awe-inspiring as it was to see in person something so very familiar...

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