Our Long Pour: “Court Royale”

Here’s a very nice little gin sour, softened with Lillet and given some heft and aroma with applejack. It’s another great “shoulder season” cocktail: refreshing, but warm and complex. The rosemary and lemon garnish adds to the aroma as you sip it, so don’t skip that. Court Royale 1 oz. London Dry ginĀ¾ oz. Lillet…

Our Long Pour: “Le M’aider”

True story: “Mayday” is an anglicization of the French phase M’aider: “help me.” So, on this May Day, with many of us feeling in need of a pick-me-up, I created this original spin on a spritzer called “Mai” (itself French for May). Coincidentally, it’s the sort of thing you might throw together if your (well-appointed)…

Our Long Pour: Cardamom and Mint Cocktail

Not much of a name, but this is an absolutely delicious drink. It hits all of our buttons… sweet and sour, herbal and spicy, with the freshness of gin drawn out with the mellowness of Lillet Blanc. Keys to success here are to muddle the mint and cardamom with granulated sugar to help break them…