With apologies to Marissa Ross, who has recommended what I am sure is the only delicious mulled wine recipe on this continent, but also wrote that mulled wine is usually “an easy way to get rid of wine otherwise deemed undrinkable.”
The way to go is with a hot whiskey. For more on that, check out the link above. Or you might check out William Faulkner’s hot toddy procedure.
The old fashioned is an every now and then drink. Though an old fashioned with orange bitters might be a weekly fav.
Go for it!
I don’t think of Dave Lebovitz as a cocktail sort of guy … but live and learn. Dave offers a great riff on amarro and the black manhattan
Go for it!
Presents are nice, but I find that holiday cocktails offer a bigger bang for the buck. But … you need to just a bit of planning to offer just the right ones. Not the same old dame old, but something with a twist.
Let the cocktail hours commence!
A very fun article form Food Republic. it starts this way
In the bright green hills of Boveresse on the border of Switzerland and France, down a sleepy street lined with cobblestones, in an old, dusty house, you will find Philippe Martin quietly distilling absinthe. This is where Absinthe la Valote Martin is created, and the 45-year-old has been making the spirit since 2014. Martin took over the business from his father, Francis, who ran a clandestine operation during the almost century-long absinthe ban.
I am just a bit envious. As “whiskey evangelist” of “The Whiskey Lounge”, Eddie spends his days immersed in whiskey lore.
And he is now a member of the “Keepers of the Quaich”. If you are wondering, you find this on their website
The Keepers of the Quaich is an exclusive and international society that recognises those that have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch Whisky industry. Founded by the leading distillers, it is by its very nature, the beating heart of the industry. In establishing the Keepers of the Quaich, the industry pooled its influential resources to build a powerful society working together and united.
I am not sure what is going on here, but it is one of the images on offer at the site
You can’t help but smile. And Eddie is bullish about the future. I suspect that he has every reason to be so.