Manresa, that beautiful restaurant in Los Gatos, California, opened a cocktail bar earlier this year. They recently posted a recipe on their website for this wonder called July Square. It includes a caraway infusion, vanilla and Fernet-Branca.
Wow, the gin aroma kit is amazing! This was recently shown at London Cocktail Week by the Bombay Gin marketing team. The photo below was included in the article covering the launch on The Gin Blog. There are 24 different flavors (including four versions of Juniper!) to assess your gin nose. For a full gin aroma wheel, check this out!
A lovely (and damn good looking) drink for fall, the Golden Dawn has been added to the regular rotation. It was created in 1930 and won the International Cocktail Competition (does that still exist?) that same year. Simple, elegant, and tasty.
3/4 oz Gin (I like Bluecoat in this one)
Simply gorgeous. LARC ladies, how does this look to you?
Many is the LARC night when we lament the sweet drinks. It bothers me so that Jim Beam is marketing its sweeter flavored bourbon (ugh) called Red Stag to women, even though Kid Rock is the spokesperson. In general, this entire article insults the intelligence and taste buds of the many sophisticated female cocktail drinkers I know.
After two days at a conference at a resort in Palm Springs where the best cocktail I could get was a Jim Beam and ginger ale, my heart yearns for a delicious concoction made with actual booze and decent flavor. But not too sweet!
Broke Ass Stuart writes a column for The Bold Italic (a SF-focused lifestyle site) about drinks packaged up by bodegas for purchase and instant drinking. While perhaps not necessarily up to the LARC ladies refined drinking standards, the ingenuity of simply rubber-banding together some airplane sized bottles and mixers is quite smart.
Joy Perrine is a Kentucky based bartender, who in her own words, began slinging drinks long enough ago that she worked with people who had worked during Prohibition. She gives great advice on the seven cocktails every bartender must know and talks about making bourbon into cocktails and not being a purist.
We’ve covered white dog previously on this Tumblr, but this set of reviews includes prominent brands such as Buffalo Trace & Maker’s Mark. However, the Maker’s version is only available on site in Kentucky (argument #6890651 for a bourbon tour next year).
Here’s the photo from the Drink Spirits website of some of those brands they reviewed.
Paste does these great articles that make you keep reading for hours. Long lists of dads on Father’s Day and whatnot. Now they’ve got a great list of the 10 wineries owned by musicians. Since I despise DMB, I will personally avoid #6 on the list, but would love to check out some of the others on the list.