Recent comments

  • Cobble Hill   7 weeks 3 days ago

    Very light and moderately dry. A bit of muddling wouldn't hurt to get more cucumber into the flavor profile. A nice variation, but not one I would return to often.

  • Ramona Flowers   7 weeks 3 days ago

    This cocktail is so good I registered an account just to say so.

    Thanks for giving me something other than an Aviation to consume my Violette.

  • Louis' Mistress   7 weeks 5 days ago

    Curated this slightly: Pamplemousse Rose is a brand of grapefruit liqueur made by Combier.



  • Pony Express   7 weeks 6 days ago

    Brian writes that Qi White Tea Liqueur is no longer available.

  • Oaxaca Old Fashioned   8 weeks 9 hours ago

    try it with a grapefruit twist and two dashes of bitters. also try el tesoro reposado and los amantes mezcal

  • Sage and Chartreuse Smash   8 weeks 13 hours ago


    It just seems like a small amount of drink compared to the ice.



  • Campari Swizzle   8 weeks 14 hours ago

    I'd forgotten about this drink until I searched for something to make that would utilize my open chinato and falernum. Still love it. I did make it as a swizzle and have changed my mind about using half the falernum- it was too tart without. My rhum jm is running low and will be hard to replace, so I played around with a second version using lemonhart demerara and lime, which I like equally well. I have a feeling smith and cross would also be good

  • Sage and Chartreuse Smash   8 weeks 1 day ago

    Is that so small? That's basically the size of a Caipirinha (2 oz booze + lime wedges + ~2 tbsp sugar).

  • Sage and Chartreuse Smash   8 weeks 1 day ago

    This seems like a tiny tiny drink. it's basically 2 1/2 ounces?



  • Schemers and Dancers   8 weeks 2 days ago

    Made this with Ferrand Dry Curacao and I'm sorry to say it was not enjoyable. Sounded great but just an odd combination.

  • The Highlander   8 weeks 3 days ago

    Looks great. Surprised you don't find that spec too sweet.

  • The Highlander   8 weeks 3 days ago

    Variation from Backbar, Somerville, MA:
    1 1/2 oz Scotch, Dewar's
    3/4 oz Cochi Americano
    1/2 oz ginger syrup (spicy)
    1/4 oz Amaro, Meletti
    1 oz Grapefruit juice
    1/4 oz Lemon juice
    1 rinse or spritz Fernet Branca

    Shake, strain, rocks, spritz (or rinse first).

    Truly excellent.

  • Start of a New Road   8 weeks 3 days ago

    Had this at at Backbar and it was great. If I made it again I'd reduce the lime to 1/2 oz max. Unless you want it bracingly tart.

  • California Widow   8 weeks 4 days ago

    I remember that scene from Mad Men. That was hilarious.

    I'll see about the wormwood bitters. Despite a general preference for a slightly drier cocktail than this one, I've still managed to come back to this one multiple times. It's that good! Nice work.

  • May Daisy   8 weeks 4 days ago

    Curated this slightly - clarified instructions.



  • Pierre Rodriguez   8 weeks 4 days ago

    This is delicious for summer. Used Pierre Ferrand dry curacao. My wife wasn't planning on having a cocktail, but took one sip and then claimed the entire drink.

  • Raindog   9 weeks 7 hours ago

    Curated this: Removed fresh squeezed from the juices. We trust that you're going to use them, really.



  • Arrack Apricot Sour   9 weeks 10 hours ago

    Very nice. Just bought van Oosten Arrack today, so this is my first drink with it. The flavour reminds me of the scent of old logs (in a good way).

  • Eastern Exposure   9 weeks 1 day ago

    Enjoyable but a little sweet. It could use something spicy and might be more enjoyable with rye like the other commenter mentioned.

  • Milano Sour   9 weeks 1 day ago

    Agreed on both counts.

  • Milano Sour   9 weeks 1 day ago

    Very nice. Not as good as its older brother from Trinidad but a nice use of Fernet in a cocktail.

  • Aviation Cocktail   9 weeks 2 days ago

    2 oz gin
    1 oz lemon
    1/2 oz maraschino
    1 tsp CdV

  • What's Kraken?   9 weeks 3 days ago

    Curated this a bit: removed "fresh squeezed" from the OJ. Changed "Kraken Spiced Rum" to "Kraken", which is a brand of spiced rum. Removed extraneous note that was causing line breakage, clarified the twist as garnish.



  • Trinidad Sour   9 weeks 3 days ago

    The Trinidad sour you know and love is wrong.

  • 15 Second Punch   9 weeks 4 days ago

    Two tweaks we find make it the belle of the ball, reducing to 1/2 pt campari and adding 1/2 pt simple syrup