martini

Just Build Your Martini on the Rocks

Just Build Your Martini on the Rocks

Most people — even people who know relatively nothing about cocktails — know what a martini is supposed to look like. It is supposed to be served up (without ice) in a stemmed glass with sloped sides. There should also be a lemon twist or an olive in there. It…

Make A Memorable Martini With Aquavit

Make A Memorable Martini With Aquavit

Happy Memorial Day weekend, I guess. To be honest, I had completely forgotten about the U.S. holiday and its elongated weekend until I saw a press release for “Memorial Day cocktails,” a phrase which, to me, is largely meaningless.

Dilute Batched Martinis With Tomato Water

Dilute Batched Martinis With Tomato Water

A good host always has some sort of libation on hand, but a truly stellar host has a batched cocktail, chilled and ready to pour. Since pre-made cocktails aren’t stirred or shaken, you have to dilute them with a little water, just to round them out and temper the burn….