since April 2012
30 Apr 201211:49 am
Hello Robert, I have been watching your videos for some time now. Recently my wife and I visited Seattle from Vancouver and I made a point of visiting the Zig Zag Cafe since you have mentioned it in a number of your videos. I ordered the Trident and I must say it was one of the most unique and delicious drinks I have had. Well done sir…now I will begin my long and arduous journey to find Aquavit and Cynar.
An aside to any other readers…the Zig Zag is a great place to go for drinks if you are around the Pike Place Market in the evening…great atmosphere and really well made drinks!
Rye Old Fashioned Cocktail
30 Apr 201212:36 pm
I have been making the Old Fashioned like this for some time now and I won’t have it any other way. My worst experience with this drink was on a recent trip to Seattle. I was at the Met for steaks and decided to “test the waters” and order an Old Fashioned (pun intended). I had noticed the bartender about to muddle the orange so I asked if she wouldn’t mind just putting in a thick zest of orange peel instead of muddling. I turn my back for a second and to my disappointment the drink arrived at my table watered down with soda and had grated pieces of orange peel floating on the top???!! “Swamp water” was the only thing that would come to mind. If you’ve been turned off from the old fashioned due to atrocities like this, make it again the way Robert demonstrates and you will have a new go to drink.
Old Fashioned Cocktail
30 Apr 201212:34 pm
Keep the episodes coming Robert. Hopefully doing these videos will inspire more bartenders to focus on making great drinks!