Cocktail of the Week

White Wine And Absinthe Share A Bed With Maison Premiere's Evergreen Cocktail

What a killer brunch drink recipe this is
Sep 18, 2014 3:30 pm

Though it was likely never intended as a brunch drink, the balance of a crisp, dry Muscadet with absinthe in Maison Premiere's Evergreen cocktail struck me as a great example of why it’s time for a new crop of sophisticated, eye-opening drinks to fill this tired genre. Sure, some people swear by their Bloody Marys, but perhaps it’s time we ventured outside of the box a little.

The Dead Rabbit's 'Benecia Boy' Cocktail

A cut above your average Irish Coffee
Sep 12, 2014 1:00 pm

The standard Irish coffee may have seen a few less-than-desirable iterations over the years, but certainly not at The Dead Rabbit in New York, where it has been rejuvenated as the Benecia Boy cocktail. Brian Quinn gets to the bottom of this latest twist on the jet-fueled whiskey-laden genre.

Strawberry Army Navy Cocktail Recipe

There's no rivalry amongst flavors in this drink
Sep 5, 2014 2:00 pm

Strawberry season may be long over, but we’re nowhere near the end of gin season and the time to enjoy bright, citrusy drinks. Sure to go over well with any lover of gin, what makes this drink stand out is its use of a floral sweetener typically reserved for tiki cocktails, the almond-based syrup, orgeat.

Jack Rose Cocktail Recipe

A tart classic drink bridging summer and fall
Aug 29, 2014 1:00 pm

With an especially cool summer and crisper weather already in the air, it’s easy to sense the smell of apples and campfires soon approaching. Those not ready to give up summer yet might enjoy this shoulder-season drink, dating to about 100 years ago, and with a base spirit from one of the first licensed distilleries in the United States: Laird’s Bonded Applejack; essentially, a distilled apple cider first made here by a Scotsman back in colonial times. Incredibly, this cocktail can still be found on menus today after a century in existence, and yet it is virtually unknown.

Heads & Tails Cocktail Recipe

A tequila-cordial cocktail from an NYC institution
Aug 22, 2014 2:00 pm

The Heads & Tails cocktail from Russ & Daughters' new café is a bit of an anomaly at first glance, since both tequila and mezcal fall outside of what one would expect to drink with traditional Jewish food, but it is a nice nod to the LES neighborhood and the cross-pollination of cultures that have existed there over the past century.

Chia Fresca Cocktail Recipe

Superfoods find their way into seasonal cocktails
Aug 15, 2014 1:30 pm

I often expect seasonal drinks in summer to offer little in the way of palate stimulation, but at David Chang's Momofuku Ssäm Bar in NYC, that’s out of the question. Bartender Zach Alcerro created a summer drink that’s far from the sweet and over-diluted coolers that seem to evaporate before they even become effective, while also incorporating a bit of superfood often found in health food stores, chia seeds. Read on for the recipe.

A Cherry Tomato On Top: Tom's Daughter Cocktail Recipe

A golden taste of summer from an urban garden
Aug 7, 2014 3:30 pm

Pulling from the Riverpark's garden, head bartender Bailly Roesch chose lemon verbena to muddle in with the sweet summer tomato flavor, adding an herbal element. Though potentially a strange combination, the use of honey as a sweetener ties the whiskey, tomato, verbena and citrus together for a bright, refreshing take on a classic whiskey smash. Ready to meet your favorite new summer sipper? 

Blood And Sand 2.0 Cocktail Recipe

An updated classic with help from Nashville smoke
Jul 31, 2014 3:00 pm

Not every bar gets to hand-pick their own spirits straight from the distillery to make their house cocktails. At Pinewood Social, a recently opened restaurant, cocktail bar, coffee bar and bowling alley in Nashville, TN, barrels of Corsair Distillery's well-known "Triple Smoke” whiskey are selected and custom crafted for beverage manager Matt Tocco, and bottled at cask strength. He uses it in un updated version of the classic Blood and Sand cocktail. The recipe, after the jump.

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