Raiding the Leftovers, Part 2: The Negroni

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

Raiding the Leftovers, Part 1: The Boulevardier

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

Blue Skies: The Aviation Cocktail

While the main focus of our recipes has up to this point been to craft something delicious, but affordable, today we have to pony up some dough, but it’s well worth it.  Promise!  The Aviation calls for two liqueurs;  Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur is a staple for tons of cocktails, and while Creme de Violette isn’t needed for very many recipes, it’s great… Read More Blue Skies: The Aviation Cocktail