Category: Cocktails

  • My new favorite weekend cocktail

    The carajillo at Cicatriz is certainly (and by far) the best I’ve tasted, but it is not, I’ll admit, the one I crave. Because my platonic carajillo is not, by any rational standard, a good drink. It’s cloying and unbalanced and, as Patan pointed out, both utilitarian and over-the-top. It’s irresistibly fusty, the sort of […]

  • Make Your Own Allspice Dram

    Allspice dram is a simple liqueur flavored with allspice berries. It’s also known as pimento dram, because allspice is a berry from the pimento tree. (But pimento makes most people think of olives, so I don’t like to call it that.) There’s nothing like it. Source: DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Allspice […]

  • Widow’s Kiss…

    Another one I didn’t expect to like, but dang.  Also, the description on the bottle of Benedictine never fails to crack me up.  EXTRAVAGENT PALACE. 

  • Hanky Panky

    If I told you I was going to make you a drink with gin, sweet vermouth, and Fernet, I think you’d probably run.  It’s weirdly delicious.  Stir, serve really cold. Orange twist at the end is essential.