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July, 2011

  1. North Star Restaurant

    July 24, 2011 by admin

    Date:  July 23, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  North Star Restaurant

    Location:  85 Westchester Avenue Pound Ridge, NY 10576

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $10

    Comments:  Well balanced, right mix, slightly lemony, smaller sized glass


  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.


  3. Reviews

    July 22, 2011 by admin

    Each Old Fashioned review will include a:

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    Rating

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