Category Archives: Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineered: The Bittered Sling at Heaven’s Dog

When I was in San Francisco last month, one of the cocktail bars I made a point of going to was Heaven’s Dog, an offshoot of The Slanted Door, a restaurant and bar that was recommended to me numerous times. … Continue reading

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Reverse Engineered: The Thai Chili Caipirinha at Kampuchea Noodle Bar

Seeing some cocktail recipes that included hot sauce today, I was reminded how much I liked the Kampuchea Noodle Bar in the Lower East Side. In New York, it’s hard to find the Vietnamese and Cambodian food (especially soup) that … Continue reading

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Reverse Engineered: The Puebla Cocktail from Applewood

Here’s another case of a restaurant with a stellar—and under-appreciated—cocktail menu. Applewood, which opened in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood in 2004, is a cozy spot (complete with working fireplace) that specializes in locally sourced ingredients prepared well. But why don’t … Continue reading

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