Category: Gin

Recipe: Clover Club Cocktail

The Clover Club was a men’s club that met at Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford hotel from the 1880s through the 1920s. The group consisted of journalists, lawyers, socialites, and other important men about town — obviously they needed their own signature cocktail. And it was a good one, regarded as one of the gems of Pre-Prohibition America.   Clover … Read more

Vote for the 21st Century Harvey!

Martin Miller’s Gin is running a contest to choose the best new cocktail that “trades up” on a maligned classic drink from the 1970s and ’80s. My entry is called the 21st Century Harvey and is an updated twist on the Harvey Wallbanger. It’s made using Martin Miller’s gin, Cointreau, Licor 43 and Orange Bitters. … Read more

Worlds Collide: Raymond Chandler and the Gimlet

Raymond Chandler, one of the great American writers of all-time and one of the two finest practitioners of the classic hardboiled detective novel, is best known for his immortal creation, Philip Marlowe. The Los Angeles private eye appeared in several novels and solved many cases. But perhaps his greatest achievement lay in the spirituous realm, … 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