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Exploring the Borough

February 23rd, 2010

Exploring the Borough

The Brooklyn is one of my favourite cocktails, and there are many great variations on the drink named after Brooklyn neighbourhoods. Vincenzo Errico’s Red Hook started the trend, and drinks inspired by the Red Hook like the Greenpoint and Bensonhurst soon followed.

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69 Colebrooke Row – Part II

February 11th, 2010

69 Colebrooke Row – Part II

In our second visit to 69 Colebrooke Row Tony Conigliaro makes a very special aged Manhattan. Made by mixing the usual Manhattan ingredients (whiskey, vermouth and bitters) sans-ice then storing them in a bottle for up to five years, the result is a very smooth, integrated, and of course delicious, drink!

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Win an ice-ball maker!

February 8th, 2010

Win an ice-ball maker!

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Great balls of ice

February 6th, 2010

Great balls of ice

Spend any time with a craft bartender or cocktailian and before long the subject of ice will come up. One of the holy grails in ice is the ice-ball, traditionally prepared in Japan by hand. An ice-ball machine is a great alternative for those who value having ten fingers.

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Funkin’ For Jamaica

February 3rd, 2010

Funkin’ For Jamaica

One of the best products I sampled at Tales of the Cocktail last year was a new rum from Haus Alpenz. A traditional Jamaican rum with a flavour profile similar to that which was prevalent in the early 20th century, Smith & Cross isn’t exactly a sipper but does work wonderfully in drinks like the Montego Bay.

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A dash of Oh Gosh!

February 2nd, 2010

A dash of Oh Gosh!

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