Tag Archives: Cocktail

Sunday Night Cocktail Class with Adam Lantheaume of The Boston Shaker

We Wineaux are an adventurous bunch – with our ears to the ground, always on the look out for the new and worthwhile, ready to go with a trend if we find it appealing.  A phenomenon of the Ought Decade, cocktail culture has grown in prominence. Every restaurant and bar now offer a signature – […]

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Campari Calling: The Jungle Bird

Last night I tried the “Jungle Bird” which I discovered on the Ladies United for the Preservation of the Endangered Cocktail (LUPEC) Boston blog. I am biased because the only organization that intrigues me more is the League of Chianti.

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Campari Calling: Anno 1960

I’m not sure why this drink isn’t called “Anno MCMLX” but I could be easily be accused of overusing Latin in these posts. The Anno 1960 is a martini-style Campari-based drink. Even though I prefer ice-based drinks, I delighted in making it because I forgot how much I like my martini glasses and I need […]

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The Ineluctable Pursuit

Like Sisyphus rolling the rock up the hill eternally, my quest for a signature drink feels as futile. Sure, it’s easy to like Manhattans (they are my father’s drink, too – see Glenn’s 3/23/10 entry), Martinis, and Margaritas, but a signature drink has to be more than that. For me it has to be a […]

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The Gin Mill Spirit

We do not spring fully formed from the head of Zeus but are nutured by our mortal parents. Often their likes and dislikes become ours. And so it was from my father that I acquired a love of manhattans and to this day no one can match my father’s skill in making this cocktail. From […]

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After the Ball…….Franklin Cafe Southie

We Wineaux have a certain fondness for the South End Franklin Cafe, the result of an evening during which we drank our way through the entire cocktail menu. When we learned that an outpost of the cafe had opened in Southie, we put it it on our Bucket List. Now Southie isn’t our usual territory, so there […]

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