Posts Tagged ‘Martini Monday’

New Moon, Moonshine cocktail

Moonshine, even the best of it, provides today’s cocktail makers with the same challenges Prohibition era bartenders faced: How to compound a drink both masking and revealing an un-aged spirit. We’ve done this with a martini approach, using a touch of cucumber, and a flavorful and chewable mint garnish. New Moon  1 1/2 ounces moonshine […]


London E1, gin cocktail

We’ve arrived in England for the start today of London Cocktail Week, a marathon of spirits, seminars, and tastings. More than 250 pubs, bars, and cocktail lounges will be creating and serving their own drinks to those who sign up and shell out to participate in this city-wide party. We’ll be participating in a seminar […]


Bourbonski. bourbon cocktail

Craft distilling is expanding rapidly and, it seems, globally. In the U.S., most major cities are home to small-scale pot or column still operations making unique gin, vodka, rum, and whiskey. This drink is in anticipation of craft whiskey distilling expansion into Poland. We see this as a “brown spirits” martini. Bourbonski  1 1\2 ounces […]


Aprini, martini cocktail

The fruit industry has a ball crossing, recrossing, and criss-crossing the plum and apricot, two varieties of fruit that, really, seemed so happy on their own. We now have hybridized plumcots, pluots, apriums and varieties thereof. We mention all this to show you what we’ve decided to avoid. This drink recipe calls for a small […]


Day One, moonshine cocktail

The start of another week and the need for an end-of-day celebration for muddling through another Monday. Some moonshine — this one from Bone Spirits — jazzed up with a drop of orange juice and some Peychauds bitters. They combine to add a brighter outlook to the rest of the week. Day One 1 1/2 […]


Razzamatazz, vodka cocktail

Stand at a crossroad long enough and you’ll meet everybody you know. This drink creates a four-way intersection with our Martini Monday category, an original recipe, the use of a shrub, and the 1876 vodka from Drippings Springs, Texas. Razzamatazz 2 ounces vodka 1/2 ounce raspberry shrub 4 mint leaves Place a cocktail glass in […]


Black Devil, rum cocktail

The newer recipes for a Black Devil call for dark rum, but we find the lighter rum allows the vermouth to show through in this very simple mix. The olive garnish gives the drink its name. Black Devil 2 ounce light rum 1/2 ounce dry vermouth Pour rum and vermouth into a mixing glass with […]


Gibson, martini cocktail

The first time I ordered a Gibson was in a bar in New York. It was served in a larger-than-normal martini glass and garnished with a single cocktail onion. A few minutes later, another customer walked in and ordered a Gibson. The bartender served him a glass garnished with 3 onions. “Why does he get […]


NSA, secret cocktail

We can’t reveal anything about this Martini Monday cocktail, but we are listening to what you have to say. Actually, we’re hoping it becomes a popular drink at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. (Psst, is that Edward Snowden? What’s he drinking?) NSA 1 ounce vodka 1 ounce brandy 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur or almond syrup Pour the […]


Urbanite, martini cocktail

This variation of a martini uses 1876, a vodka from Dripping Strings, Texas. While most unflavored vodkas have very low taste profiles, 1876 has an almost elusive hint of the limestone filtered water drawn from the Texas Hill Country. Urbanite 2 ounces vodka 1/2 Lillet Rose 1/4 Orange curacao 1 dash orange bitters Pour all […]


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