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Tantris Sidecar, Erstwhile Edition

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:7] https://youtu.be/L-Yq2Ka2WM4 It was winter, perhaps 2000 or 2001.  I would sometimes go to Chef Waldy Malouf's now defunct Beacon in the evenings for a burger and a cocktail.  But the real treat was hanging out with the bartender Audrey Saunders. Audrey and I knew each other from the old [...]

By |2020-05-27T16:13:42+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

The Anticuado

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:6] This cocktail is smooth on the palate with a touch of creaminess, smoke, medicine, and spice. The creaminess can be adjusted by substituting the hard-to-find Bogart's Bitters with more common Angostura. A note on this marvelous glass. This is a stunning late 19th century Venetian art glass coupe designed by [...]

By |2019-12-07T04:08:06+00:00October 9th, 2019|Cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Smoky Negroni

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:3] The Erstwhile Smoky Negroni is a novel reimagining of a classic cocktail, the Negroni. The Negroni was first compounded in 1919 at a legendary Florentine bar, then known as the Café Casoni (now named Giacosa Café). Count Camillo Negroni requested that the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, spike his favorite cocktail, [...]

By |2019-10-11T17:57:11+00:00April 19th, 2019|Cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Pilar

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:2] The Erstwhile Pilar is a spirit-forward cocktail in the Negroni model. Whereas the traditional Negroni uses gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, we substitute respectively with Erstwhile Espadin, Cocchi Americano, and Cappelletti. We also play with the proportions, upping the mezcal to take advantage of the complex and smoky flavor of [...]

By |2019-10-11T17:57:33+00:00April 18th, 2019|Cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments