Boilermaker Bar NYC Review

Boilermaker took over the space that was formerly occupied by the short lived Golden Cadillac. The crew behind the new bar is largely the same: Greg Boehm (Cocktail Kingdom), Don Lee (PDT), James Tune, Executive Chef Miguel Trinidad. Recently brought on board is Erick Castro from Polite Provisions in San Diego. Atmosphere/Decor The interior has… Continue reading Boilermaker Bar NYC Review

Edinburgh Gin Review

When thinking of gin many people’s minds immediately leap to London Dry. And while this will continue to be the case for some time, Edinburgh gin is continuing the long and storied history of Scottish gin. In fact in the 1700’s Edinburgh was an epicenter of distillation. Edinburgh Gin was launched by the Spencerfield Spirit… Continue reading Edinburgh Gin Review

Cana Brava Rum Review

Cana Brava is the work of The 86 Co. which is made up of Simon Ford, Dushan Zaric & Jason Kosmos (founders of Employees Only), Malte Barnekow, and Kris Roth. Cana Brava is a 3 year old aged rum from the region of Herrar in Panama. It is made from raw sugar cane molasses that… Continue reading Cana Brava Rum Review

Cocktail Overhaul: Harvey Wallbanger

The Harvey Wallbanger is not a terrible drink, but it lacks complexity, and the nuances of the Galliano are totally drowned out by the OJ. I wanted my updated version to highlight the Galliano and make it stand out the same way its obnoxiously tall bottle stands out on a back bar shelf. Find out… Continue reading Cocktail Overhaul: Harvey Wallbanger

Comb 9 Gin Review and The Love Turned Bitter

Comb 9 gin is unlike any other gin on the market. While most gins are made with a grain based alcohol, Comb 9 is made from distilled honey. Orange blossom honey is made into a light and dry honey wine, then distilled into vodka. This vodka comes out flavorful with notes of orange blossom, combating… Continue reading Comb 9 Gin Review and The Love Turned Bitter

The Commodore Cocktail: A Pink Cocktail With Hidden Fangs

I discovered this recipe while skimming through the 75th Anniversary Edition of Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide. The recipe calls for 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, which I did not have on hand. The notes for the drink state that this particular bourbon has a higher than average content of rye. I decided to go… Continue reading The Commodore Cocktail: A Pink Cocktail With Hidden Fangs

Behold the Origin of the Martini – The Martinez

The Martinez has been around since the late 1880’s and has gone through an array of variations. All of them contain the same 2 essential ingredients: Gin and Sweet Vermouth, albeit in different ratios. The origin of this cocktail still remains a mystery, with no one person being able to claim the drink as his… Continue reading Behold the Origin of the Martini – The Martinez