Summer vacations – summer vacations: to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language! Plus, it’s time for my annual Summer Drinking 2016 crusade. Summer vacations is my most favorite time of year: when everyone is so filled with hope and possibility and love for the entire world and […]Read more "The Happy choice"
It’s officially summer! Is it afternoon yet? With the excitement of summer afternoons comes the overwhelming desire to drink light, refreshing drinks to cool us down — preferably while sitting outside and soaking in the gorgeous weather while it lasts. You want a badass summer cocktail? You want the summer aperitivo par excellence? You want […]Read more "The Americano"
The last word for the end of the world! Easy to assemble but hard to forget…The Last Word — a pale green, innocent-looking thing that tastes like no other cocktail. A beautiful lime-green liquid, sweet and sharp that can make a gin lover out of almost everyone. And yes, the 4 unique flavors blend together […]Read more "The Last Word"
Summer is here and with it comes my favorite warm weather ritual: sipping a small aperitif outdoors before dinner. Of the many things that are nice to sip, my new love is the Lillet for its light, citrusy bittersweetness. It’s French, it’s classy, James Bond loved it! Citrusy and spicy, with a honeyed texture and […]Read more "The Lillet"
Even if sweet drinks aren’t usually your thing (they aren’t mine, for sure), everyone should try this iconic drink at least once. I still have a soft spot for the silly pun of this 80’s throwback. When it comes to cocktails, the classic Fuzzy Navel is one of the easiest drinks around — in more […]Read more "The Fuzzy Navel"
How can you take yourself too seriously when you’re drinking something festooned with umbrellas, cherries and crazy straws? Τhere is no better way to make this happen than with a classic Mai Tai, one of the most famous fun tropical drinks ever made! I totally get those who say it tastes like gasoline, even those […]Read more "The Mai Tai"
Here’s to elevate you to the upper echelon of cocktail ordering. Jargon is technology. Language was created for communication, and sharing a set of vocabulary makes it all the more efficient. A drink order to a bartender needs to be a particularly quick and clear statement. If not, you’re going to look like an amateur, […]Read more "The Booze Thesaurus"