Tag: martini

Gin Review: Aviation Gin

Aviation GinAmerican GinGrade:(Superb)Price: $28 (750ml) First launched in 2006 as one of the pioneers of the new trend in American gins, Aviation has been repackaged with a striking new look that classes up the bottle to match the contents. Aviation tastes like gin, but not the gin we're used to. It has the requisite juniper … Read more

Ask the Professor: Recommend a Cocktail

Julie H. writes in to ask: My brother recently turned 50 and we're having him and his partner over for dinner. I'd like to offer them some cool potent potable at this gala, yet casual, event. They mostly order dry martinis when we're out, but they love trying new things. Mostly they're not into sweet, but my … Read more

Martinez Drink Recipe – The Original Genever Version

Regarded by most cocktail historians as the forerunner of the Martini, the Martinez exists in many variations. Although it is seldom drunk today, it's one of the classic cocktails for a reason, and definitely something you should try. I mixed up one in the original fashion, using Dutch genever instead of the more typical London … Read more

Worlds Collide: James Bond and the Vesper Martini

Perhaps no one in thriller literature, or literature in general, is as associated with the Martini as James Bond. With just three short words he launched countless thousands of Martini drinkers off into the arms of Bacchus: "shaken, not stirred." I won't go into why this is the wrong way to prepare a Martini — … Read more

A brief word about ice

"A man who has drank his drinks cold at the same expense for one week can never be presented with them warm again." -Frederic Tudor, the 19th-century "Ice King" One of the greatest advances of the past century is something we all take for granted: the availability of ice on demand. Image what life would … Read more