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Based on one of my favorite all time cocktails the Boulevardier, I concocted the Blackberry Bombardier as a riff on this famous classic. 1 1/2 oz Rye 3/4 oz Campari 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth 2 dashes Absinthe 1 Blackberry Muddle the blackberry, add the other ingredients, shake and double strain into a coupe or over […]

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Tales of the Cocktail kicked off today in New Orleans and the buzz on twitter has me jealous that I’m not there. While no substitute for being at totc, enjoying a Vieux Carré seemed like the appropriate way to celebrate with my cocktail brethren. Vieux Carré is the french name for the french quarter (old square) of […]

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I was discussing various orange liqueurs with fellow blogger and Left Coast Libations co-author Michael Lazar when Leopold Bros. American Orange Liqueur came up. Michael impressed upon me that it was a fine product and it made a mean Oriental cocktail.  This piqued my interest as the Oriental is one of the better finds in […]

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Today being Mardi Gras it seemed appropriate to celebrate with a traditional New Orleans cocktail, the Sazerac. I took the opportunity to see how the new Bulleit Rye Whiskey worked in this classic libation. Sazerac 2 oz Rye Whiskey (Bulleit Rye) 1/4 oz – 1/2 oz Simple Syrup 2 dashes Peychauds Bitters Absinthe rinse (Kübler) […]

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The whiskey sour is a versatile cocktail that is fun to tweek. Here is something I dreamed up one day after work. Gotchford Sour 2 oz Rittenhouse 100 rye whiskey (Bourbon would work too) 1/2 oz Lemon juice 1/4 – 1/2 oz Ginger sryup (I do 1/4 oz since I make my syrup with a […]

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Mixology Monday is a monthly cocktail party where various bloggers post recipes using a featured ingredient. This month features absinthe and is hosted by Sonja Kassebaum over at Thinking of Drinking. Absinthe has enjoyed quite the revival since its reintroduction to the U.S. in 2007, having been outlawed since 1912. I picked up a bottle […]

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