Our waiter shook his head. “Not possible.” Over in Centro Habana, La Bodeguita del Medio frantically mixes mojitos by the dozen and casts them into the crowd as if feeding the pigeons at Piazza San Marco. La Floridita pumps out daiquiris at a similar pace. Yet here at the Hotel Sevilla, the third member of … More Cocktail Spin: Mary Pickford
It’s the 1970s on the resort island of Jost Van Dyke. A chintzy Key West wannabe named Soggy Dollar Bar is making history by adding nutmeg to an existing cocktail the way Vanilla Ice added tings to “Under Pressure”. They called this pina colada ripoff a painkiller, and it’s okay. Charles Tobias of Pusser’s Rum, … More Cocktail Spin: Painkiller
“I’ll be rolling down the street, smoking indo, sipping on gin and juice.” — Snoop Doggy Dogg “Substituting vodka for gin is what babies do. You don’t want to be a baby, do you?” — Kyle Lai Remains of Style has acquired a tent and tested it out in the living room. To make sure … More Cocktail Spin: Salty Dog
Gin, lemon juice, maraschino, crème de violette After our most recent adventure with martini, we decided to take a sweeter approach to gin and kiss it with the Nereid of liqueurs: crème de violette. The Aviation was invented in 1916 at the now-destroyed (all American cocktail sites are) Hotel Wallick in Manhattan, and probably named for its pale blue … More Cocktail Spin: The Aviation
1 part Lillet Vermouth 7 parts imported English gin twist a lemon peel serve with an olive (or an onion for a gibson) That recipe comes from David Embury who, in 1948, wrote the book on cocktails, titled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. Proportions vary. A few are higher. Most are lower, usually 2 … More Martini v Bradford: Dawn of Justice
We here at Remains of Style are not fans of tequila. Have you tried Patron Silver? It’s fucking gross. My guru David Embury regarded tequila with disgust, suitable only when your wife is taking a bath and you can’t use the tub to make gin. That would have been the end of our tequila sipping … More Tequila!
Jack Rose 8 parts applejack 2 parts lemon juice 1 part Grenadine This perfectly balanced cocktail–one of Embury’s “Six Essential”–is endangered. It’s too sweet for the hard drinkers and too pure for the girl-drink drunks. As Nipsey Russell said, “They just made a movie about a mermaid. I don’t understand the reason why. Not enough … More Jack Rose and Smack Rose