Cocktails in Reykjavik

Naturally you can’t have a cocktail and travel blog without talking about both in the same series of entries. 🙂 Day 2 for us was a bit of venturing around Reykjavik to check out the local happy hour scene.  We hit up 2 of the well-known cocktail bars for happy hour.. because in Iceland, liquor is…

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America-no

Cynar is the flavor of the week… so this time around, I decided to try something a bit out of the ordinary for my digestif.  After discovering that Cynar and gin make a good combination, I figured it would be good to build on this herbal bitter profile with some more abrupt bitter flavors. The first ingredient added…

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Tequila Martini

After spending the weekend in Mexico I realized something…although I love tequila (and mezcal) I know very few cocktails which include it, other than the basic margaritas and palomas.  The other cocktails that I do know, like the Rosita, Anjeo Old Fashioned, and Mexican Firing Squad are completely unknown to your average all-inclusive resort bartender. …

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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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