The home bar trifecta
To cut to the chase, I am talking about making the bedrock of your home bar a bases-loaded collection of gin, whiskey and white wine.
A simple drink that has been lost at sea for too long is the Pink Gin. You have a few choices here: bitters left in or bitters swirled and tossed. Also you can take it chilled or at room temp. The chilled version would be very similar to how Luis Buñuel took his Martini in a way.
The purists say it can only be . . .
Laissez les bon temps rouler
The Sazerac is the only stirred cocktail to rival the Martini. In all honesty, I think they could have been friends in another life. The worst one I have ever had was at the Sazerac Bar In the Grand Roosevelt Hotel located at 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA. I recommend pours of Guinness across the street at The Erin . . .
Eggs are for texture not foam!
The Pisco Sour is one of those drinks that can make a bartender cringe. The drink, aside from regular ingredients, involves cracking an egg and the ol’ dry shake. These techniques alone quickly put it into the “fancy” drink section of a menu.
Now, let me tell you how to improve your methods for a tasty egg white . . .
The Most Elegant
I am sure you had a bottle of Champers out over the New Year (and it should really be way more often) so I hope you made a quick Champagne Cocktail. It is without a doubt the most elegant cocktail that can be made and that is coming from a Martini drinker. A friend of mine once recommended for me to take a long lunch . . .
The Salt and Pepper of Cocktails
Great in drinks, soups, sodas, and medicines yet terrible for white cotton oxford shirts or any fabric for that matter. Really quickly we are going to talk about three very different bitters and you should collect them all.
Angostura Bitters: sits at a lovely 44.7% abv and calls Trinidad and . . .
Other Booze to Keep Around
Chartreuse is expensive but there is nothing like it. You have two to choose from. Yellow Chartreuse makes use of honey and saffron to impart their golden tones to this aptly named liqueur which comes in at a lower proof than its envious brother Green Chartreuse. These intensely colored liqueurs have . . .