Friday, July 18, 2014

Milwaukee, June 2014 Part 2

Last time we started you on a recap of our last Milwaukee adventure, drinking at the old 1938 cocktail lounge, Bryant’s, and ending at Happy Hour at Walker Point’s Sabbatic. Now after having a double whiskey and a shot of tequila, any more liquor and driving a car would be out of the question (mainly because the next drink was going to be another double and our lonely friend at the bar was likely to buy more and more shots as the night went on). So we had to say goodbye to the naked half-mannequins and the violated nun lithographs of the Sabbatic and head back downtown to drop off the car at our hotel.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Milwaukee, June 2014 Part I

When Cindy and I got a chance to break away from the kids for the weekend and everyone knows it's time to try some new establishments and old haunts. We stayed close to home this time, kicking up our heels in Milwaukee, one of my favorite places to imbibe. And imbibe I did, so I will take you through my wonderful tour of downtown, Walker's Point, and Mitchell Street neighborhoods.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Whiskey Smash

Drink: Whiskey Smash
Establishment: Rainbow Room
Location: New York City, New York
First Connoisseur: Holly (someday)

This drink was made famous by James Beard award-winning barman Dale DeGroff. We are modifying his classic recipe to the one it looks like he pours on the new Showtime documentary,  Hey Bartender. It is a smash, so remember you're going to smash up your mint. It's ok, you're also going to double strain!

2 lemon quarters
3 to 4 mint leaves
1 1/2 ounces Makers Mark bourbon
3/4 ounce Pierre Fernand dry curaçao
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Muddle lemon quarters, mint and simple syrup in the bottom of a Boston shaker glass. Add bourbon and dry curaçao and shake. Double strain into a rocks glass packed with ice. Garnish with lemon wedge and a mint sprig.