liqueur


July 2, 2015

Happy Hour: Kumquat Liqueur

by Kayoko Akabori

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My partner Johnny’s mom has an ultra green thumb. Whenever I see her, she showers me with ripe fruits and vegetables from her bountiful garden.

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November 20, 2014

Happy Hour: Yuzu Liqueur

by Kayoko Akabori

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The Food Republic recently declared yuzu as America’s next big THING. Well, duhhhh! Umami Mart readers, writers and shoppers have been privy to this whimsical citrus for a long while now so we’re not lifting any eyebrows at these sort of dramatic announcements.

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November 16, 2012

The PDT Project: Bizet

by Payman Bahmani

The Bizet cocktail was created by David Slape, a former PDT bartender. The drink is a Champagne-based riff on the classic Americano, and is named after 19th century composer Georges Bizet, who is most famous for his final operatic composition, Carmen.

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November 9, 2012

The PDT Project: Bijou

by Payman Bahmani

There was a bit of bad weather last week that stole my focus away from the PDT Project, but now that Sandy’s been replaced by something more manageable for New Yorkers (a blizzard), I can refocus my attention and trudge on to the next recipe in the PDT Cocktail Book, the Bijou.

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October 19, 2012

The PDT Project: Betsy Ross

by Payman Bahmani

If you grew up in America, then chances are you’re familiar with the story of Elizabeth Griscom Ross, better known as Betsy Ross.

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October 12, 2012

The PDT Project: Berlioni

by Payman Bahmani

When creating cocktails, bartenders draw inspiration from a wide array of sources. The most common of those sources are other bartenders and other classic cocktails of the past.

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September 28, 2012

The PDT Project: Bee’s Sip

by Payman Bahmani

Infusions are pretty common at PDT, since they’re a great way to add a particular flavor to a cocktail without having to add more volume to a drink, which is what would happen if you added the flavor by way of say, a flavored syrup.

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September 14, 2012

The PDT Project: Beer Cassis

by Payman Bahmani

A simple blend of Byrrh (a fortified aromatized wine similar to a sweet vermouth with quinine), Crème de Cassis (a black currant liqueur), and soda water, the Byrrh Cassis was among a number of light aperitif style cocktails that were in vogue in Europe during the early 20th century, especially during the spring and summer months.

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August 31, 2012

The PDT Project: Beachbum

by Payman Bahmani

Although summer doesn’t technically end until the autumn equinox on September 21, New Yorkers generally regard Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer.

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August 24, 2012

The PDT Project: Aviation

by Payman Bahmani

The Aviation is one of the last great cocktails created before Prohibition, having been invented just a few years before the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment.

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