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  1. Sweet Grass Grill

    March 12, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 10th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Sweet Grass Grill

    Location:  24 Main St  Tarrytown, NY 10591

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $9

    Comments:  A shaken large glass with just the right amount of ice balanced the citrus, bitters, and bourbon.  A muddled fresh orange slice with an additional two slices appeared to be overkill, but made sense — one rind at the bottom, one discarded after it was used for the rim, and one floating at the top.  At $9, well-priced too. 

  2. In pursuit of the perfect cocktail

    July 23, 2011 by admin

    The recipe for the Old Fashioned cocktail is simple

    - 40 ml. Bourbon, Scotch or Rye whiskey

    - 1 sugar cube

    - 2 dashes Angostura bitters

    - 1 splash water

    - fruit garnish

    but the execution of the oldest known cocktail is complex and varied.  The best bartenders find the proper balance between the alcohol, citrus and sweet.  They ask the right questions and may add their own unique twist.  The worst have never heard of it, fumble along, and would prefer if you ordered something less taxing.

    The inconsistency makes finding the places where the most talented mixologists work their craft worth sharing.

    I’ll share my reviews on these pages to help those in pursuit of the perfect cocktail.