Posts tagged #nyc


I made reference in my previous post to my New York cocktail discovery, the Sazerac. Legend has it that it is one of the oldest cocktails around, although the date of its origin is somewhat disputed. That doesn't change the fact that it is one of the finest, most complex, yet well-balanced drinks I've sipped. The Sazerac is as much about the lore of its once-lost ingredients (like real rye whiskey, genuine absinthe, and Peychaud's bitters) as its taste. Its method of preparation is also something of an artform, best exemplified here by Chris McMillian of New Orlean's Ritz-Carlton Hotel. [youtube=] My preference actually follows David Wondrich's guide from Imbibe! that uses real gomme syrup instead of a sugar cube. I've finally acquired all the ingredients needed with the final delivery of my Peychaud's bitters from eBay. For those in Finland, Alko carries both Wild Turkey Rye and Kübler Absinthe, but outside of Helsinki you'll probably have to special order.


Posted on March 31, 2009 and filed under Drinks.

New York

Taxi drivebyWe're just back from New York, and the Flickr set is now up. Thanks to my old camera crapping out on me I'm now the proud owner of a Sony 200. So the first few photos are when the I could get the CCD in the old Canon point-and-shoot to work.

Our trip was full of great sights, shopping, food and drink - much downtime was spent at the Campbell Apartment sipping Manhattans and my new fave, Sazeracs. We also happened to be there at the same time as Marc and Eva, so we had fun hanging out with them, including a dinner with Pere and Isabel in Williamsburg. Foodwise, we gorged ourselves on everything from a cool little Phillipino cafe (Bayan), and a very nice Korean/Japanese place (Busan) that had just opened around the corner from our hotel (Apparently it's so new that they don't even have a web listing anywhere! How can I promote them if they don't have a web address?).

Posted on February 24, 2009 and filed under Drinks, Food, Photos, Travel.