Now keep in mind, a Sour is simply a cocktail that combines sour citrus (lemon or lime) with some sort of sugary-sweet thing (in this case, simple syrup). It’s one of those three-ingredient cocktails and it requires no bitters whatsoever, so this is a perfect one to memorize and have on hand.
You don’t have to break the bank to add to the bar.
Going out with friends or my wife or just, like, leaving my apartment at all? Out of the question! Nope nope nope! This month, folks came to me instead of freezing our butts off in a cold bar somewhere and I made them Cardamom-Orange Martinis.
If this were a standard Old Fashioned, you’d serve it up exactly like this or you’d spear a cherry for garnish. BUT WE ARE FANCY FOLKS. We’re going to play with flames.
How to clean your decanter. Why you might use a decanter. Which decanters you should expressly not use.
I have to take a course of antibiotics for 28 FUCKING DAYS. And that means NO DAIRY OR ALCOHOL FOR 28 WHOLE GODDANG DAYS.
On this small island, there are eight Scotch whisky distilleries. My wife and I visited three of them, all within a couple miles of each other: Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. Here’s what we learned.
An iced coffee cocktail that you stick in a blender and drink by the pool or by an ocean full o’ monsters.
I started researching frosé and half the recipes made my screw my face up in a terrible wince. Vodka? Strawberry simple syrup? Could you even taste the rosé in the end? I decided to riff on a recipe that would cut the sweet down a bit.
It’s not the prettiest drink, but the advantage of this one? You make it and take it with you to an outdoor event that allows alcohol!
Ugh. I’m moving. Here’s a monkey wrench.
When I was flipping through the internet for cocktail inspiration, I was taken with the Greyhound, a miraculously simple cocktail consisting of only gin and grapefruit juice. Something ripe for riffing on.
This build-in-glass classic breaks all the rules and is super easy and it comes with a bit of esoteric knowledge in case a bartender starts a pissing contest with you.
Fuck elegance and effort; sometimes you just want to hunker down and watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with a sugar drink.
Start the year off right — by learning how to make a classic margarita recipe.
The performance of luxury is more important to me than ever. Plus you can channel your anger into rimming a glass.
Cozy boozy cider for you and your date person or your best friend or your mom or whoever IT’S PROPER FALL COCKTAIL TIME!
The Boulevardier originated in Europe during the great bartender exodus caused by Prohibition. Definitely NOT a Negroni with bourbon instead of gin.
It’s supposed to be back-to-school time, but it’s still warm! So let’s have a daiquiri while we fret over global climate change.
The De Rigueur makes use of my current favorite cocktail sweetener: honey syrup.