To say that the Espresso Martini at Yvonne’s is popular is a bit of an understatement. According to beverage director Bruno Prado, the Downtown Crossing hangout goes through four liters of fresh espresso on a typical Friday or Saturday night.Read More
There’s nothing wrong with the Moscow Mule. But after draining so many of those copper mugs, you might feel a bit blasé about the classic vodka-ginger beer cocktail.Read More
Blue Side Up is a cocktail that celebrates New England blueberries and the people who supply them.
The Brown Derby is a classic cocktail prepared with whiskey, honey, and grapefruit, made famous by the same-named restaurant chain that operated in Los Angeles during Hollywood’s Golden Age.Read More
“[It’s] an updated take on the often-maligned frozen Strawberry Daiquiri,” says Forage bar manager Joe Choiniere. He’s referring to Crimson Permanent Assurance, a cocktail from the Cambridge restaurant that manages to capture a Strawberry Daiquiri’s fruity flavor without a blender in sight.Read More
Thanks to Carrie Bradshaw, practically everyone has heard of the Cosmopolitan.
After Sex and the City put it on the map, the drink became infamous thanks to iterations prepared with less-than-fresh ingredients and sticky-sweet flavored vodkas.
But as Rich Andreoli, bar manager at Pammy’s in Cambridge, points out, the Cosmo predates SJP’s first sip by a decade.Read More
For the cocktail-minded, the wedding bar can be a conundrum. Unless the happy couple has rented out a venue with a real cocktail program and well-trained staff, you’re likely to end up with a roster of the most basic well spirits and a team that’s more used to prepping Screwdrivers than Sidecars.Read More
East Somerville’s La Brasa serves up The Law of Octaves, a Manhattan variant with enough spiced flavor to match the restaurant’s wood-fired fare. A base of rye whiskey gives it a spice kick from the get-go, and the decision to bench sweet vermouth in favor of the rhubarb-based Italian amaro Zucca Rabarbaro takes it in an entirely new direction.Read More
While devising the cocktail menu for Porter Square’s new Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar, cocktail consultant (and Backbar owner) Sam Treadway saw an opportunity to highlight Cuba’s rich cocktail history.Read More
While developing The Westland’s cocktail list, bar manager Julia Buccieri found inspiration in the bar and restaurant’s next-door neighbor, Boston Symphony Hall. Each drink is named after a myth connected to one of the classical statues that line the walls of the 119-year-old concert venue.Read More
Order any cocktail with “75” in its name and you’ll probably get some combination of spirit, sparkling wine, and a sour flavor. Like the category’s granddaddy—the French 75—these drinks tend to be bright and refreshing, if a little one-note.Read More