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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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I’ve had this bottle of Campari in my bar for quite some time, I never quite developed a taste for it. So I gave it a second chance, and as it turns out it’s fantastic in the right cocktail. The New Pal cocktail is a twist on the Old Pal cocktail which has a nicer […]

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