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Before Dinner, aperitif cocktail

We were looking for a quick, pre-dinner whiskey drink, one that would pique the appetite. And one that would use ingredients on hand. There was a bottle of Colorado rye, the Italian vermouth Punt e Mes, and the paper-wrapped bottle of Peychauds bitters. Five minutes later, we were sipping and planning dinner. Before Dinner 1 […]


Apothecary, restorative cocktail

They say 25 percent of the Fernet Branca poured in the United States is consumed in San Francisco. Created originally as a digestive, the Italian bitter has found its way onto the cocktail ingredient list along with fellow Italian, Punt e Mes, a dark, slightly bitter vermouth. The Apothecary recipe calls for a dose of […]