Our Long Pour: “Siesta”

Just in time for taco Tuesday, here’s a simple and tasty apéritif featuring tequila and citrus, with a touch of Campari bringing edginess and a very pretty pink hue. 1.5 oz blanco tequila 1/2 oz Campari 1/2 oz grapefruit juice 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz simple syrup Shake all of that up with ice,…

Our Long Pour: “Rhubarb Negroni”

I love rhubarb, so after the recent fail at a rhubarb cocktail, I was anxious to try again. This spin on a Negroni, from Lidia Bastianich’s “Felidia” cookbook, didn’t disappoint. It starts with a much simpler rhubarb syrup: 2 cups of sliced rhubarb simmered for 15 minutes in 1 cup of water and 1 cup…

Our Long Pour: “The Panic Button”

Remember the “easy” button? That was for more innocent times. Things ain’t easy anymore, are they? Nosir. You need a drink suited to what all the commercials agree are These Uncertain Times… something dark, brooding, bitter, sour, and with a decidedly anesthetizing effect. A gravity blanket of a drink. Friend, we have you covered. Presenting…

Our Long Pour: “How To Kill A Friend”

Not the perfect crime, but it didn’t lead police right to the body either. The drink in question is an intriguing-sounding concoction of smoky mezcal, raisin-sweet Pedro Ximénez sherry, bitter Campari, Angostura bitters, and pineapple and lime juices. There’s a very good idea buried in here, but the Campari is the fatal flaw… way too…

Our Long Pour: “Lucien Gaudin”

Like a character from a Decemberists song, here comes Lucien Gaudin with his epée drawn. He was an early-20th Century French Olympic champion fencer, and his eponymous cocktail is just as refined, precise and brash as his performance on the piste. An ounce of gin and a half ounce each of Campari, Cointreau and dry…

Our Long Pour: “The Bicycle Thief”

We have a deep and abiding love for the classic Negroni, but it’s not an exclusive arrangement. Sometimes, the Negroni is just a little too… extra. Too bitter. Too much of a commitment to a buzz too early in the evening. And sometimes, well, the Negroni… just doesn’t last quite long enough. So, we’re always…