Before there was the Martini, the was the Martinez. At least that’s what the accepted theory says. The Martinez is a gin cocktail that uses sweet (not dry!) vermouth, and is lightly flavored with either Maraschino liqueur, or less commonly Cointreau or Triple Sec. Since we’re getting seriously old school, we should consider too that… Read More Getting Old School: The Martinez
If you imagine a cocktail that’s the proverbial butt of the joke, it’s often the daiquiri. But this is a much maligned drink, and it’s actually a really delicious (and potent) cocktail. It’s only 3 ingredients, but the sum of the parts can be much greater than the whole. Ingredients: 2 oz light or white… Read More A Most Misunderstood Drink: The Daiquiri
What I drink usually depends on the friends I am hanging out with at the moment. In Boston, my friends and I usually go to pubs and bars and order individual beers and cocktails. Back home in California, my friends prefer sharing pitchers of beers and spicing things up with bottles of Sake or Soju. Quick Lesson on… Read More Homesick…Let’s have some Sake! (sah-kae)
Last week I wrote about the Boulevardier, so naturally we should look at the Negroni this week. The Negroni is a classic cocktail that has inspired an impressive number of variations, and has developed a cult following. Don’t believe me? Check out this blog specifically dedicated to the Negroni! Just like with the Boulevardier, I’m going to go with… Read More Raiding the Leftovers, Part 2: The Negroni
Monday, April 4, 2016 With two craft breweries opening each day across the United States and Massachusetts claiming 123 of its own, there’s no reason for women to continue to drink cranberry vodkas. But breweries and their vast lists of beer can be intimidating. That’s where the Boston Area Beer Enthusiasts Society (or BABES) enters.
Looking to escape the hustle of Boston, this week we headed to the Green Mountain State. Vermont is known for having the most craft breweries per capita in the US. The craft beer here can be elusive, making it a true treasure to find. We rented a house in Burlington for the weekend and hired Alpine Limo to shuttle us around in our quest for the best Vermont beer. Here’s were we went:… Read More Vermont Beer Tour
Graduation is just around the corner, but I’ve been feeling particularly thrifty, and so I decided to make something out of (mostly) leftovers. On hand: mostly-empty bottles of Jim Beam bourbon, Rear Admiral Joseph’s gin, and Dolin sweet vermouth (I save the Carpano Antica for special occasions). Rear Admiral Joseph is the “house” gin from… Read More Raiding the Leftovers, Part 1: The Boulevardier