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  1. entre nous

    April 22, 2012 by admin

    Date:  April 15th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  entre nous

    Location:  123 US Highway 1 North Palm Beach FL 33408

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $11

    Comments:  Served in a giant brandy glass with lots of  ice and no bitters.  Two large fresh orange slices, but not muddled.  Good food, but switched to a nice red wine for the meal.


  2. Park Avenue (Spring)

    March 29, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 27th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Park Avenue Spring

    Location:  100 East 63rd Street  New York, NY 10065

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $13.50

    Comments:  Well-made cocktail in a large glass, muddled orange, noticeable bitters, light sweetness, stirred not shaken, and just enough ice to keep it cold


  3. Le Jardin du Roi

    March 26, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 24th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Le Jardin du Roi

    Location:  95 King Street, Chappaqua, NY

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $12

    Comments:  Small glass and heavy on the bourbon, waited for the sugar on the bottom to dissolve, orange and bitters slightly off — great food and wine, but will have try another Old Fashioned

     


  4. Shutters on the Beach

    March 22, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 20th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Shutters on the Beach

    Location:  1 Pico Boulevard  Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $14

    Comments:  Large glass with heavy bourbon and fruit; absent or minimal bitters — but you can’t beat the view at sunset


  5. 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. 


  6. Arrosto Restaurant

    February 5, 2012 by admin

    Date:  February 5, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Arrosto Restaurant

    Location:  25 South Regent Street  Port Chester, NY 10573

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price: 

    Comments:  Strong Bourbon and sweetness, light on fruit and bitters, and good glass with the right amount of ice.  Mixed, not shaken. Second was better than the first, but that is always the case. 


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. Restaurant North

    December 10, 2011 by admin

    Date:  December 9, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  Restaurant North

    Location:  386 Main Street, Armonk, NY 10504

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price: 

    Comments:  Fruity, but well balanced mix, lots of ice, but nice level of bourbon taste


  10. Xavier’s at Piermont

    November 21, 2011 by admin

    Date:  November 20, 2011

    Name of Establishment:  Xavier’s at Piermont

    Location:  506 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price: 

    Comments:  Waiter mixed the drink himself, the restaurant does NOT carry maraschino cherries (a plus), made with lemon, large glass, good balance