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"
Here’s a classic that you’ll definitely want to note. If you’re a fan of the Manhattan or the Negroni, who knows, it may even become a new favorite! Me, I’m totally hooked. Delicious and complex, strong and balanced, this cocktail has a warmth to it that I’ve never experienced with gin. It’s rapidly become a […]Read more "The Martinez"
Confession time: at home, for the most part, I prefer to drink my whiskey neat. Pour a finger’s width or two of my favorite single malt and I’m happy mom! But when I’m out with friends, I like creativity with my booze. You know, a nice whiskey cocktail! It may not be Friday just yet, […]Read more "the Vieux Carré"
A jewel from the 1880’s! A true gem that sparkles and shines that will put a twinkle in your eyes! A delicious, polished, multi-faceted cocktail that I bet you`ll declare a crown jewel! Don’t let the similarity to the Negroni fool you. It’s much sweeter, more vegetal, and has some serious bite. It gives you some […]Read more "THE BIJOU"
“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 […]Read more "THE NEGRONI"
Personally, a well-made Manhattan is a cocktail I truly enjoy. It’s perfect in balance, simple and as a girl I can drink this cocktail anywhere and not feel out of place. I always forget how much I enjoy this cocktail, that first sip is like slipping into a custom-tailored dress. You remember how well it […]Read more "The Manhattan"
There’s no denying it: the martini is a classy drink. It’s clean, simple and comes in an elegant cocktail glass. And for the most part, people look good drinking martinis (but don’t think for a second I’m talking about apple-tinis, choco-tinis or any other stupid fruity flavored cocktail that comes in a martini glass). And […]Read more "The Martini"