THE B-52

Take a sip down memory lane with this oldie but goodie! It’s a plane!  It’s a band!  It’s the B-52 Cocktail! An explosive shot designed for the brave. The B-52 shooter is a classic.  It seems to be one of the only shooters that came from the older generation that the younger generation still order. […]

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THE CAIPIRINHA

Yes, Brazil has a national cocktail! Think of it like a sweet, boozy, limeade. Who wouldn’t want to drink that? Picture yourself in Rio De Janeiro. You’re lying on the beach. You’re admiring the beautiful scenery and the beautiful people. As the day heats up, you need something to cool you down. That’s the time […]

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THE DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON

Want to feel decadent and give off an arty, dangerous aura? Want a “dangerous” way to beat the summer heat? Want to succumb to the green fairy? What could be more decadent and arty, at the same time, than absinthe and Champagne? But a few-too-many Deaths in the Afternoon can still end your day pretty […]

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THE TOM COLLINS

The king of cooling drinks, my official sipper of the summer for any time of the day! This drink is so refreshing and so easy to sip that I think anyone who likes to drink is able to make one with confidence. The only way you can miss it is if you’ve run out of […]

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THE PINA COLADA

“If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain…” Here’s a drink that definitely sounds better in theory (or in cheesy song lyrics) than it usually is. It’s one of these tropical-at-heart sweet uncool cocktails whose beauty lies in the out-and-out cheesiness it inspires. One thing’s for sure if you are into the […]

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THE BRAMBLE

The Bramble is a modern classic, a delicious gin based cocktail that seems to have slipped off many bartenders’ radars. It’s like the best kept secret in town. But, trust me, it’s a must-drink, last-gasp-of-summer cocktail, a delightful combo of gin, lemon, sugar and blackberry liqueur. Apparently, gin and blackberries were meant to be together. […]

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THE NEGRONI

“The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you,” wrote Orson Welles while working in Rome in 1947. It’s one of the earliest reports of the relatively new Negroni. “They balance each other,” he remarked, and indeed, balance is the operative word in this aperitivo. For me, the Campari is one […]

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