The Gateway Video

The Gateway Cocktail from Sylvia Kantor on Vimeo. A stop motion video created by my friend Sylvia Kantor for a video class. We made the “Shades of Things to Come” – which Sylvia calls the “Gateway (to whiskey) Cocktail”.  Unfortunately, that’s not particularly obvious.  Maybe we could do it again but this time, maybe we’ll more »


The Turin Test

A quite successful bittered cocktail that starts with chocolate/orange and finishes with a lingering mild astringent bitter. The Turin Test: 2oz.     Cognac 1oz.      Ramazzotti .25oz.   Gran Classico Bitter 8 drops Bitter Cube Blackstrap bitters Stir, up with an orange twist.  


Islay Park

A while ago I was looking online for cocktail recipes that include Ramazzotti.  I found a nice cocktail called the Central Park.  The Cocktailia blog says it comes from Portobello in PDX which is on my list of places to visit (I live in Seattle after all and while Portland may have a Seattle complex, secretly, more »