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January, 2012

  1. PJ Clarke’s on the Hudson

    January 26, 2012 by admin

    Date:  January 25, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  PJ Clarke’s on the Hudson

    Location:  Four World Trade Center, New York, NY 10281

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $15

    Comments:  Fruity, sweet, light on the Bourbon, carefully mixed, small glass, and lots of ice.

  2. Gramercy Tavern

    January 18, 2012 by admin

    Date:  January 17, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Gramercy Tavern

    Location:  42 E 20th St  New York, NY 10003

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark

    Price:  $13

    Comments:  Perfect experience from a top-notch bartender.  He asked my preference for fruit and recommended Old Overholt Rye instead of Makers Mark.  He added three brandied cherries, bitters and a sugar cube and then carefully mashed with a pestle.  Stirred not shaken.  The rye was spicer and less sweet than the bourbon, also perhaps due to the use of sugar instead of simple syrup.  Delicious, more complex, and earthy.