Boulevardier for Cherry’s Sake

Boulevardier for Cherry’s Sake 1 oz Bulleit Bourbon 1 oz Martini & Rossi Vermouth Rosso 1 oz Don Ciccio & Figli Cerasum Aperitivo 0.5 oz Tozai Snow Maiden Junmai¬†Nigori Sake Stir and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with 3 bourbon-soaked or Luxardo Marischino cherries. Today is the apex of DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival….

Mulled Manhattan

Mulled Manhattan 2 oz mulled rye whiskey 1 oz Martini & Rossi Vermouth Rosso 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with three Luxardo Maraschino cherries [or bourbon-soaked cherries your friend gave you. ūüėČ ] The only thing better than a bomb cyclone is a bomb cyclone…

Day Drinking in the Dark

Day Drinking in the Dark 1 oz Rock Creek Rye Whiskey 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth 0.5 oz¬†Don Ciccio i Figli¬†Amaro¬†delle Sirene 0.25 oz Cointreau 0.25 oz balsamic vinegar Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange twist cut to rest on the ridge of your glass. Special glasses? Check….

Palo Santo Boulevardier

Palo Santo Boulevardier 1 oz Bulleit Bourbon 1 oz Campari 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth 1/4 tsp Palo Santo wood shavings Pour ingredients into a small saucepan and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Load the The Smoking Gun‚ĄĘ * chamber with Palo Santo wood shavings, tuck the flexible rubber tube under the plastic wrap, turn…

Chicago Boulevardier

Chicago Boulevardier   1.25 oz Four Roses Bourbon Yellow Label 1.25 oz Dolin Vermouth Rouge 0.5 oz¬†Jeppson‚Äôs Mal√∂rt 0.25 oz Cointreau Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist. My kind of town, Chicago is. My kind of people, too. Sinatra’s song ran through…

Tin Fairy

  Tin Fairy 1 oz Rock Creek Rye Whiskey 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth 0.5 oz Absente Absinthe Refined Liqueur 0.5 oz Stirrings Ginger Liqueur 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange twist. Ten years ago today, ¬†Lucid became¬†the first…

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter At midnight, Harry Potter fans got a taste of what they’ve been yearning for since they finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — more. We took our ten-year-old daughter to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She may¬†have been more excited than we…