Tag Archives: cocktails

Exquisitely mellow holiday tunes.

Jackie Gleason: ‘Tis The Season/Merry Christmas Quite simply, there is not a better set of music to play while dreamily sipping cocktails in front of your Christmas tree. If you play it softly there’s no doubt that Jackie’s caressing sounds … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! Aperitif cocktail recipe: 2 O’CLOCK WHISTLE

Here’s what we’ll be serving as a “welcome” cocktail to our dinner guests. I tried to design a drink that was decidedly simple to make, bittersweet enough to stimulate the palate, and had a relatively low ABV (so that no … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! Cocktail: Zombie

The long, mysterious saga of the famous Zombie (b. 1934) has been recounted elsewhere with a thoroughness that still amazes me. Therefore I shall make no attempt to summarize here. (Besides, I already did that at Chicagoist years ago.) Instead … Continue reading

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Hamilton Special Daiquiri.

Ed Hamilton has brought the US a number of special rums over the years. This recipe, the final result of much tinkering, is designed to spotlight two of them. Enjoy! HAMILTON SPECIAL DAIQUIRI 2 oz. Hamilton Guyana Rum .5 oz. … Continue reading

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El Diablo punch.

Tasked with creating a refreshing beverage for my brother’s wedding reception recently, I did the sensible thing and made some punch. I adapted the well known and dependably delicious original recipe (which possibly originated at Trader Vic’s, c. 1946). Pretty … Continue reading

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3 things about Luis Buñuel’s THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [1972] 1. “Did you see that? That was precisely not the way to drink a dry martini.” “You’re being hard on Maurice,” she protests. “He’s a commoner. He’s uneducated.” Then Don Rafael injects, “No … Continue reading

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TWIN PEAKS-inspired cocktails for Sunday, and beyond.

Holy smokes. I can hardly believe that about 48 hours from now, I’ll be watching a new episode of Twin Peaks. You might say my socks are on fire. In fact, I believe I’m need of a drink. Or five. … Continue reading

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