A Man About Town

Sometimes the simplest drinks are the best. This cocktail, A Man About Town, has just three ingredients– Campari, St. Germain, and bourbon– which allows each of these first-rate spirits to truly shine.  Plus, it’s dead simple to make, using liqueurs that are frequently found in at-home bars. A common complaint I’ve heard […]

Cobble Hill

  The Cobble Hill is a refreshing, summery take on the old stand-by, the Manhattan. This drink is pretty new in cocktail history, created in 2009 by Sam Ross at Milk and Honey (NYC), one of my favorite bars. Like its inspiration, the (dry) Manhattan, the Cobble Hill has a […]

The Apple-tini Revisited

Today, I am posting two recipes I never thought I would here at Spirited Away– the Apple-tini and the Cosmopolitan. It’s not April Fools, is it? Definitely not…. but I am feeling particularly inspired by the challenge proposed by Whitney from Tipicular Fixins, who asked cocktail bloggers to remake classic “Drinks of […]

The Leprechaun’s Trick

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In Boston, everyone starts to feel a bit Irish come March 17th. It’s a major holiday here in this city… and one that can get a little bit rowdy! In honor of the holiday, I decided to mix things up a bit by putting an Irish […]

The Spanish Conquistador

Today’s cocktail recipe, The Spanish Conquistador, is a cousin of a blood orange margarita– it combines tequila blanco, lime, simple syrup, and blood orange juice with one of my new vermouth discoveries, Casa Mariol Vermut Negre. As I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, K and I are on a vermouth kick, […]

The Night We Met

As I mentioned on Sunday, I set out last week to make a drink in honor of National Margarita Day on February 22nd, and I ended up with three recipes instead of just one! Admittedly, today’s and this weekend’s recipes can only really be called cousins of the margarita, but […]

Cumin-Salted Margarita Shooter

In honor of today, National Margarita Day, I put a fun, easy twist on another old classic. I am a fan of simple traditional margaritas—I am talking about margaritas with just four ingredients: good tequila (100% agave, please!), fresh lime juice, and maybe a splash of Cointreau and simple syrup […]

La Fée Verte Martini

There is perhaps no other cocktail that is more well-known, celebrated, and disputed than the martini. Today’s cocktail, La Fée Verte (aka the Green Fairy) Martini, is my spin on the iconic drink. La Fée Verte Martini combines gin with sweet and dry vermouths. However, it’s real magic comes from the inclusion […]

Hanky Panky

  Whether you’re single or coupled, here’s your chance to get some Hanky Panky this Valentine’s Day! The Hanky Panky is a classic gin cocktail that’s a riff off an old standby, the martini. The drink combines equal parts gin and sweet vermouth as the base of the drink (I used […]

Homemade Egg Nog

In case you’re not from the Northeast or watching the news, let me tell you, it’s been SNOWY here in Boston… I’m talking, we’ve received the “most snow in one week in over 100 years” type of snow! I feel like I am in the minority when I say that I […]