Posts Tagged "waldorf-astoria"


Purple Pisco Daisy Cocktail Recipe We’re spending this week acquainting ourselves with a very old, mostly forgotten class of cocktail called the Daisy, a sort of sour with something(s) extra. It’s a deliciously refreshing and aptly named cocktail for the current season of warming temperatures and blooming flowers. One of the things we like about the daisy is how much room for experimentation it allows. We’re big fans...

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Cole Porter Cocktail Recipe

Cole Porter Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Feb 2, 2017

Cole Porter Cocktail Recipe Thumbing through our Waldorf Astoria Bar Book recently, we ran across this nice little variation on a whiskey sour. We like the bit of funk the sherry brings, and we always prefer our sours with an egg white foam; to us, the light texture of the foam brings a refinement to a drink that could otherwise be a bit too obvious. The drink is named after one of the famous hotel’s most famous residents, the...

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Where We’ve Been Drinking: The Gibson DC Our first experience of a speakeasy style cocktail lounge was at The Violet Hour in Chicago, and in some ways the Violet Hour still serves as our archetype of the post-modern speakeasy at its best. There was, of course, all the necessary theater of getting in: the disorientation of getting to the address, finding only boarded up windows, and wondering if you’d gone to the right...

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The Astoria Cocktail Recipe

The Astoria Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Oct 19, 2016

The Astoria Cocktail Recipe A couple of weeks ago, we featured the original Waldorf-Astoria’s namesake cocktail, The Waldorf. We should have said one of the Waldorf-Astoria’s namesake cocktails, because of course the Waldorf-Astoria has two names. As we mentioned, the Waldorf-Astoria was the work of two cousins from the eminent New York society family, the Astors. When one cousin tore down his family mansion, moved uptown,...

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The Waldorf Cocktail Recipe

The Waldorf Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Oct 5, 2016

The Waldorf Cocktail Recipe from the Waldorf Astoria Bar Book by Frank Caiafa Did you know that the original Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan started as two separate hotels, the Waldorf and the Astoria? Two Astor cousins tore down their family mansions which were next door to one another, built hotels on the sites, and eventually added a walkway  to combine them into the largest, most modern, most luxurious hotel in New York; it was the...

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