These days, it seems something is always the new something else. You know, Thursday’s the new Friday, brown’s the new black, mastiha’s the new Cointreau…….. I struggle with how to describe the taste of mastiha. Tastes like NOTHING else you will ever put into a glass…Weird…foreign…aroma like a bottle of paint stabilizer or varnish […]Read more "The Greek Margarita (…with mastiha)"
If you’ve ever been to Crete, or if you have ancestors that are from the island, chances are pretty good that you’ve had Tsikoudia. In other parts of Greece, it’s known as Raki or Tsipouro. In Italy it’s called Grappa, in Spain it’s referred to as Oruja To Americans, it’s often considered a form of […]Read more "Any disease not cured by tsikoudia is very serious"
Ever since man first mixed alcoholic drinks together, other men have mixed gross things together and dared the first man to drink it. This is how we’ve come to have such a long list of disgusting sweet cocktails that accompanied most of us throughout our university years… University was a time to experiment — a […]Read more "Bitters are the new Sweet (or the remedy to hiccups)"
Do you need to forget something immediately and/or go blind? Then the Aunt Roberta is your answer. The Aunt Roberta tastes really fine despite packing in half a bottle of booze. The Aunt Roberta is less a cocktail than a cry for help. A brain-destroying mixture of absinthe, vodka, gin, and brandy, it will strip […]Read more "The Aunt Roberta"
I’m a sucker for rye based, boozy drinks – I’m a true Manhattan junkie. It’s the kind of drink I am, more or less, always in the mood for. Here’s the million-dollar tip: If you’re a fan of the Manhattan, like myself, be adventurous, try the Brooklyn. When the bartended mixed me a Brooklyn, for […]Read more "The Brooklyn"
There`s no denying it, this light delicious blend of bubbles and bitters is more of a style of drinking, an approach to drinking than a strict cocktail recipe. Delicious, refreshing, and fairly low in alcohol, a spritz is simply Aperol (or another bitter liqueur like Campari) with Prosecco and a splash of soda. It’ll take […]Read more "The SPRITZ (…THE APEROL SPRITZ)"
Bitters have long been a summer classic. If your palate loves to be shocked and challenged, then the amari are a must! Campari and Aperol are an acquired taste. I’m sure you know a few people who won’t touch the stuff and some that swear by it. I fall into the latter category. For me, […]Read more "PICK YOUR BITTERS (APEROL VS CAMPARI)"