The Greenpoint Cocktail

A variation of the Manhattan, the Greenpoint is named after the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn.  Not to be confused with Greenspoint, aka Gunpoint, a previously bad area of Houston, although much improved in the recent years.  The cocktail originated in New York’s Milk and Honey, located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Greenpoint…

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Champagne Cocktails

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, it was only fitting to pop a bottle of bubbly and have a glass or two.  After doing some searching around online, I discovered a few champagne cocktails and spurred from that, a few modifications! PS. These aren’t your typical ‘let’s just add fruit, fruit juice or sweet stuff to champagne’ kind…

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Industry Sour

I came across the Industry Sour on Esquire’s website while searching for ideas to combine two of my favorite ingredients, Chartreuse and Fernet.  Although not often seen together in many cocktails, these are two ingredients that make so many cocktails themselves.  It was this fact that made it seem natural to me that the two…

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Bijou

The Bijou, a cocktail named after the french word for jewel, or rather 3 jewels, is the perfect blend for this aperitif: Green Chartreuse as Emerald Sweet Vermouth as Ruby Gin as Diamond All mixed in equal parts with a dash of orange bitters, this drink is a perfect mix of mellow and vibrant.  It…

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