since June 2009


Strait's Sling Cocktail 26 Jun 2009
3:55 pm

Hello Robert,
I tried this drink about a week ago using Plymouth, which is my favorite all around gin, and was not overly impressed.
I didn’t want to give up on it so easily though so I made it a second time using Martin Miller’s gin. A home run!
I personally find that the citrus undertones in the Miller’s gin blends perfectly with the lemon juice, cherry brandy and orange bitters, while the Benedictine and Angostura Bitters still adds the extra depth to the profile.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Thanks for all of the great recipes… liver hates you.

Aperol, the Petrucio, and the Bardtail Cocktail 12 Aug 2009
9:20 am

While on the topic of bitters, I will be travelling to Italy in a few weeks and was wondering if there are any bitters or any other liquors ( a certain absinthe maybe?) which are available in Italy but not in the US that I should bring back home? Any suggestions?