Monday, April 16, 2012

Vermouth cocktail round-up.

Spent the morning working on a magazine story about vermouth cocktails. My contributions were a vermouth spritzer, a vermouth cobbler, a reverse martini, and a negroni sbagliato. The negroni sbagliato is currently on the cocktail menu at RPM Italian, my home base until tiki time arrives. 


I picked up this great little Bitter Truth traveler's set when I made a vermouth-run to Binny's. I added a few dashes of the Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters to the mint bouquet on my vermouth spritzer. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Is there a Dewey Decimal classification for 'tiki'?

I'm anxiously awaiting three new titles for my library of cocktail books:

Trader Vic's Tiki Party by Stephen Siegelman; Hawaii Tropical Rum Drinks Cuisine by Don the Beachcomber; Scrounging the Islands with the Legendary Don the Beachcomber: Host to Diplomat, Beachcomber, Prince and Pirate by Arnold Britner.

I'm also the very proud new owner of Ed Hamilton's book, Rums of the Eastern Caribbean. I was lucky enough to score a copy from the Minister of Rum himself, and he was gracious enough to autograph the book for me.