Season 1, Ep. 35
In the midst of what some people (namely host Tim McKirdy) are describing as a “Cosmopolissance,” we sit down with the drink’s inventor Toby Cecchini to discuss how he developed the cocktail, its changing status over time, and — of course — how to perfect its preparation. Listen on (or read below) to discover Cecchini’s Cosmopolitan recipe — and don’t forget to subscribe!
Toby Cecchini’s Cosmopolitan Recipe
- 1 ½ ounces Absolut Citron
- ¾ ounce Cointreau
- ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
- ¾ ounce Ocean Spray Cranberry
Garnish: lemon twist
1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake until cold and strain into a chilled Coupe glass.
3. Garnish with lemon twist.
Friday, May 19, 2023
Presenting: VinePair's Taplines
Introducing Taplines, the latest addition to the VinePair podcast network. Each week, VinePair contributing editor and columnist Dave Infante interviews an industry professional about a triumph, tribulation, or turning point in the evolution of America's multibillion-dollar beer industry. Think: brewing icons, industry insiders, outspoken outsiders... basically anyone and everyone who’s made American beer into the cultural and commercial force it is today.
Thursday, May 18, 2023
The Division Bell
Season 1, Ep. 85
Among the many individuals who ushered cocktails and bartending into the modern mainstream, Phil Ward’s name rings out as loud as any in the industry. Based in New York, Ward has headed some of the city’s most prestigious bar programs and created some of the most revered modern classic cocktails. Among them, though arguably nowhere near as recognized as it should be, is the Division Bell, a mezcal-based riff on the Last Word and the topic of today’s show. Listen on to learn Ward’s Division Bell recipe — and don’t forget to like, review, and subscribe! Phil Ward’s Division Bell Recipe Ingredients - 1 ½ ounces mezcal, such as Del Maguey Vida - ¾ ounce Aperol - ½ ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur - ¾ ounce fresh lime juice - Garnish: grapefruit twist Directions 1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. 2. Shake until chilled. 3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a grapefruit twist (express and discard).
Thursday, May 11, 2023
The Japanese Cocktail
Season 1, Ep. 84
Nothing about the Japanese Cocktail is inherently Japanese, save for some of the patrons who reportedly first enjoyed it while frequenting the hotel bar tended by our old pal Jerry Thomas. Joining us today to shed some light on this mysterious and all-but-forgotten classic is Will Patton. Based in Washington D.C., Will is the beverage director of the restaurants Bresca and Jônt. Listen on (or read below) to discover Will's Japanese Cocktail recipe — and don't forget to like, review, and subscribe!Will Patton's Japanese Cocktail Recipe Ingredients 2 ounces brandy, such as Cognac, Armagnac, or Calvados1/4 ounce orgeat2 dashes aromatic bitters, such as Bitter TruthGarnish: lemon twistDirectionsAdd all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice.Add two lemon peels to either side of the ice on the outer inner rim of the mixing glass.Stir until chilled.Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.Garnish with a lemon twist.