Tag Archives: Cocktail

Holiday Cocktails with Martini’s Rosso Pink Vermouth

Unquestionably, our favorite holiday cocktails last year were ones based on Martini’s Rosso Vermouth.  While Glenn enjoyed this pink Vermouth chilled, on the rocks during the summer months, I felt that the Rosso’s spicy aromas and flavors – particularly those of cinnamon and clove – make it a natural for festive Christmas-time libations. Chef Nigella […]

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A Touch of Bitterness – My Cynar Cocktails

The Italians do bitterness well. They create aperitivi and digestivi  utilizing unusual ingredients thought to have medicinal properties. These products strike a balance between the bitterness of the herbal and vegetal components and the sweeted base wine. Of these, Campari may be the most renowned. However, my favorite is Cynar, whose main ingredient is artichoke leaves(!). […]

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A Twist on Nigella’s “Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail” with Pink Vermouth

The recipe for Nigella Lawson’s “Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail” that Glenn posted earlier in the week had me daydreaming about the light, festive drink and as soon as I had a chance, I dashed out and replenished my supply of Martini & Rossi’s Rosato Vermouth. I felt, though, that there was a way to take the […]

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Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen – When is a Wine Bar a Wine Bar?

There is this notion that the creative culinary locus of Greater Boston has shifted from the city proper across the river to the Republic and environs – Camberville, if you will. Of course, there is much buzz in Boston with new restaurant openings; yet, as evidenced by the popularity of the Seaport district – overblown Italian […]

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He Said, She Said – Brick & Mortar

GLENN – There is no website nor Facebook page, though there is a presence on Twitter. The entrance is unmarked, though not down some dim alley, yet the stairway leading to the bar is minimally lit. Just what sort of speakeasy evocation would we find – heavily pomaded hair, handlebar ‘staches, muttonchops? Vests and collarless shirts with […]

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He Said, She Said Goes East (by Northeast)

  Katrin: Tucked away in a small storefront near Inman Square, East by Northeast has quickly been developing a reputation as one of Greater Boston’s best Asian fusion restaurants. Chef and owner Phillip Tang has received great press since opening in 2010 and we were eager to check it out. Yes, it took a Rue […]

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Tyku?

Glow in the dark.  That’s all I needed to hear; I was sold on buying a bottle of Ty ku; after all, Halloween was on the rise.  A friend who works at Dartmouth told me about it because an alumnus created it (incidentally while he was a grad student at Columbia). [Halloween? Why are you writing […]

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Petit Robert Central Bistro: French Style Returns to Downtown Boston

Just a couple of blocks from where the legendary Maison Robert had been located, the latest outpost of Petit Robert opened last fall.  Though my dining experiences at the South End and Kenmore Square restaurants had been mixed, I was eager to try Central and even more interested to see the decor. As an admitted […]

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Mystery Meet 3 – The Russell House Tavern – He Said, She Said

Glenn – My subtitle for this post would be “Cocktail Madness” or “The Tavern’s Mad Mixologist”; I’ll come back to this later. First, though, we had to ponder a bit whether or not we would attend this Mystery Meet. We had been to The Russell House Tavern before and weren’t planning on returning. On our first […]

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Campari Calling: Americano

Winston-Salem: Milano-Torino. Thankfully this isn’t the SAT or the GRE. But if you visit Campari’s site (which incidentally is repeated word for word on Wikipedia‘s entry) you will discover the Americano was first called the “Milano-Torino” for Campari which hails from Milan and Cinzano, the vermouth, endemic to Turin. The drink is straightforward: equal parts […]

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