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Cocktail Menu: Jbird Cocktails in New York

The bar Jbird is opening a new location in the Upper East Side. The cocktail program, as at the original location, is done by Jason Littrell and Marshall Altier of Genuine Leather Hospitality. Old-Fashioned Cocktails The Original; as defined in 1806; Spirit, sweet and a dash of bitter, stirred and served over hand-cut ice Coco Viejo Coco & Coffee Bean Aged Rum, Cane Syrup, Grapefruit Bitters $14 KSBW Bourbon, Lemongrass Acacia Honey, Aromatic Bitters $12 Thornybush Cocktail London Dry Gin, Elderflower Liquor, Kaffir Lime, Celery Bitters $14 North Garden Apple Brandy, Bourbon, Islay Scotch $12 Honey-Nut Old-Fashioned Roasted Peanut-Infused Bourbon,... Read more →

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Cocktail Menu: Jimmy at The James in New York City

Here is the menu from Jimmy, a bar on the 18th story of the James hotel in SOHO, NYC. I see: pumpernickel salt, cinnamon ice block, and one drink with beer, moonshine, orgeat, and Coke. What? It's hard to guess how these drinks taste from the menu as there are a lot of sweet flavors involved but a delicate hand can work wonders. Let me know if you've been there. SPECIALTY COCKTAILS HUDSON VALLEY HI-BALLL aird's Applejack, Bison Grass Vodka, lime, cranberry juice with a splash of gingerale, garnished with an apple slice and thyme $17 GRAPES OF WRATH Crop... Read more →

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Cocktail Menu: Le Bernardin in New York

Restaurant Le Bernardin in New York recently reopened after a renovation. They also have a new cocktail list. The cocktails mostly add gourmet touches to the classics. But the prices, ouch. The menu is long so I've put it after the jump. COCKTAILS The French Connection $16 Pimm’s, Yuzu, 5-Spice, Absinthe MLC Mezcal $18 Don Amado Mezcal, Kaffir Leaf, Lime Salt 51st Street Manhattan $18 Ginger-Rooibos infused Michter’s Rye Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Charleston Sercial Madeira Pisco “Gaudi” $16 Macchu Pisco, Bourbon Smoked Paprika, Saffron Tincture, Egg White Negroni 155 $18 Spring 44 Gin, Honey Bush Tea, Aperol, Dolin Sweet Vermouth,... Read more →

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Cocktail Menu: Prime Meats in Brooklyn, New York

Here is the cocktail menu of Prime Meats in Brooklyn. For those of you in San Francisco, you can have a taste of a few of the drinks from bartender Damon Boelte, as he's guesting at Beretta on Tuesday, February 22 and at sister restaurant Delarosa on Wednesday, February 23. The Documentary$10 Aged rum lim mint & branca menta rinse Old-Fashioned$9 Rye whiskey & house made bartlett pear bitters Clement's Shrub$13 Bourbon, fig preserves, lemon, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, apple cider & crackled black pepper Applejack Sazerac$9 Applejack, absinthe, maple syrup & peychaud's bitters The Good Word$12 Unaged wheat whiskey,... Read more →

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Choosing Seminars for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

For the second year of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, they are having people vote on which seminars they'd like to see. I hope the ones I've proposed are of interest, as I'd like to come to New York this May. To vote, simply go to this page and select a minimum of 5 and not more than 30 seminars you're interested in. You get one vote per email and you must do so before February 16th. (Shortcut: Search for "Camper" and click those three first.) My proposed talk topics are below: 23. Tequila is the New Vodka, Tequila is the... Read more →

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Book Review: Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas & Dushan Zaric

I received a review copy of Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric, and I can't wait to try some of the recipes in it. I was just going to review the book here, but the folks at Fine Cooking asked me to review it for them in this week's blog post. Better yet, they got permission to include three recipes from the book: Fall Ginger Smash Hemmingway Daiquiri West Side Things that make a great cocktail book (for me): Not stuffed full of classics and basics that you can find everywhere.... Read more →

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The Vandaag Cocktail Menu

I've been hearing a lot about Vandaag lately, a Northern European restaurant in New York with an emphasis on Denmark and Holland. The cocktail menu looks interesting with lots of genever and aquavit cocktails so I thought I'd post it here. GENEVER COCKTAILS 13 VANDAAG GIN COCKTAIL BOLS GENEVER, GOLDEN ALE REDUCTION, BITTERS WITH A WASH OF KIRSCHWASSER & ABSINTHE B-SIDE SLING BOLS GENEVER, ROOBIS INFUSED VERMOUTH, LEMON, MARASCHINO & BITTERS WEST OF 2ND GENEVIEVE, MEZCAL, LIME, SUGAR CANE & POMEGRANATE MOLASSES AKVAVIT COCKTAILS 12 TURF WAR AKVAVIT, LILLET, MARASCHINO, ORANGE BITTER & ABSINTHE WITH AN OLIVE & LEMON TWIST... Read more →

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On the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

It's about time I got around to talking about the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, as it happened a few weeks ago. I was only able to go to New York for 2 1/2 days but in that time managed to hit Cienfuegos twice, PDT once, Death & Co. twice, and Mayahuel twice. I love that they're all walkable from each other. The problem with having a big cocktail event in New York is that there is so much New York in New York. You spend all your time running around to catch up on the new bars and such, sometimes oversleeping... Read more →

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