Tag Archives: mezcal

Drinking Out: The Smith & Street Cocktail at Clover Club

The Smith & Street cocktail, by bartender Katie Stipe, builds on the Oaxacan Old Fashioned combination of tequila and mezcal, adding a bitter citrus element. It’s served in an old fashioned glass with one large ice cylinder that keeps the … Continue reading

Posted in Bars, Bartenders, Cocktails, Drinking Out | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Spent Musket Oil Cologne by BKLYN Dry Goods

Jahn Hall and Kurt Uhlendorf of BKLYN Dry Goods are an odd pair: Hall is a tall, burly guy who’s never without a disarming grin and Uhlendorf is a slighter, shorter, thoughtful-looking guy. Their business, BKLYN Dry Goods, is an … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails, Cocktails AND Cologne, Cologne, Cologne Reviews, Masculine Colognes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cocktail Trends, and When They End

In my day job as a reporter who covers the menswear business, I remember seeing skulls everywhere in 2007: on ties, t-shirts, scarves, hats, shoes, belts — everywhere. I asked a guy who had a tie line back then if … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails, Novel Ingredients | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drinking Out: The Oaxacan at Blueprint

Around September last year, I learned that Long Tan, a Park Slope, Brooklyn Thai restaurant and bar, was closing. I miss it because of its great bar specials, adequate and unfussy drinks, and because it was where my wife and … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails, Drinking Out | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mezcal? You Mean the Stuff with the Worm?

When I discovered mezcal almost a year ago, it was a revelation. I liked good tequila, and I’d known for a good while that tequila could be so much more than the stuff you drank with lime and salt (or … Continue reading

Posted in Bars, Cocktails, Straight Spirits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Quick Thoughts on Smoke

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m on a smoke-flavor kick in cocktails. The smokey mezcal and aquavit Eleventh Hour cocktail at Clover Club and the Smoked Maple Collins at Applewood are new favorites, and I’ll be seeking out … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails, Novel Ingredients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Del Maguey Mezcal

How often can a working man sip a $200 single-village small batch mezcal? And when could one sample a half dozen exquisite small batch mezcals? This was one of the pleasures I was looking forward to at last night’s Ultimate … Continue reading

Posted in Straight Spirits, Ultimate Cocktail & Spirits Blast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment