Allies This cocktail is an interesting variation of a Martini.  I fell in love with it immediately when I had it with Garret Richard at Slowly Shirley in Manhattan. It has the allure and bite of a martini, while still being offset by the sweet herbal liqueur of Kümmel, a clear Scandinavian spirit flavored with […]

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned This is probably the world’s oldest cocktail, and it is appropriately named.  Some accounts claim this was originally served with brandy, not whiskey. Typically, today, it is made with bourbon. And, of course for those tiki lovers, an fine aged rum works too.  No matter what your preference, the key point is to […]

Exotica Moderne

Exotica Moderne Magazine I write for Exotica Moderne magazine, which is published by – so obviously, I am a fan. Even before I started writing for them, they were the only full color, beautifully illustrated magazine on Polynesian Pop Culture, music, food, cocktails, and so much more. The section I write for is called […]