Tag: Cynar

The Getaway

Five years ago, back when we were knocking bottles around in Minnesota, Derek Brown was mixing his way toward multiple accolades in Washington DC. A two time James Beard Foundation Award

Raspberry Cocktails

There are so many ways to use fruit in cocktails. Muddling fresh produce may be the easiest, but you can also freeze it for use off-season. More traditional options include

Kirkwood

Here’s another cocktail in a long line of modern Manhattan variants. Well, technically, they are modeled after a classic called the Brooklyn cocktail which is itself based on the Manhattan.

Bottled Cocktails

Perhaps it was just a matter of time—or the right occasion—before we rolled up our sleeves to make bottled cocktails. We’ll admit, it sounds easy enough: pre-mix a large batch

Figgy Pudding

Over four years ago we had the pleasure enjoying a few drinks at the Strip Club, a wonderful little steak joint in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to serving its

Eeyore’s Requiem

When we first saw the ingredients for this cocktail at The Violet Hour in Chicago, we couldn’t bring ourselves to order it. It seemed just too over-the-top with bitter ingredients.

Art Of Choke

Pursuing a casual interest in cocktails will lead you through some delicious modern recipes and most of the classics. In fact, many cocktail books, either by way of documenting recipe

Bitter Branch

Here’s a nice cocktail to drink while curled up next to the fireplace. It’s big and bold, salty and sweet, and a little bitter too. You could say it’s everything

Bensonhurst

Some of you may recognize the name of this cocktail as another Brooklyn neighborhood. That’s because it’s one of the variations of the Brooklyn cocktail, one of several modern recipes

Jungle Bird

Last week we visited Hale Pele to kickoff a nice Tiki weekend. While the summer sun continues to shine, we thought we’d post the recipe for another cocktail we had there called

Cin Cyn

In some respects, our Drink of the Week was an inevitable recipe. It’s analogous to the primordial soup of amino acids that first coalesced to create life—given the right conditions,