A Porthole cocktail was part of our tasting menu at the Aviary in New York City. I was struck by the beauty of its design form and function.
As cocktails go, the Vieux Carre’ is a relative youngster compared to many of the classics. Pronounced voo-ka-RAE, the name literally translates as “old square”, which we know today as the French Quarter.
A lavender prosecco cocktail is the perfect drink for a New Year celebration. A glass of bubbly is de rigueur for festive occasions because it’s both traditional and elegant
An Italian classic, the Negroni is an aperitivo, designed to stimulate your appetite. With gin, vermouth and Campari you learn to love it one sip at a time.
Friday, October 4th was National Vodka Day and that motivated me to dabble with vodka cocktails. The result is the Chernobyl, a gorgeous drink that may seduce you into having more than one. If you do, remember that like roentgens, you can easily surpass the recommended exposure limit.
*WARNING* Rated NC-17 Sexual Content *WARNING*
You’ve licked a Fuzzy Navel and had Sex on the Beach. Maybe you asked, Bend Over Shirley or were dying to have a Screaming Orgasm. Then, there is the forbidden desire for a Monkey Gland. All are cocktails with names meant to elicit an emotional response from someone like you, dear reader.
The Little Flag known locally as La Banderita. It is the local way to enjoy Tequila or Mezcal and so named for it’s green, white and red tri-color replication of the Mexican flag. Three shot glasses, the first with fresh lime juice, the second with Union Mezcal, and the third with St. Regis sofrito were set before us. We then proceeded to toast our arrival in Mexico and sip from left to right, repeating the process until the three glasses were empty. Tempting as it was to have a second, it was time to depart for dinner.
Needing a gin based cocktail to add to the summer playbook, I created the Aviatrix. It was beautiful and it was tasty, What more do you need?
This gem of a drink is perfect for hot summer days. The combination of lemon and honey blend into a harmonious thirst quencher. You have to be careful with these. They go down awfully easy!
Home made cocktail syrups are easy to make and much less expensive than those you buy at the liquor outlet.