September 11, 2012 by admin
Date: September 8th, 2012
Name of Establishment: Harper’s Restaurant & Bar
Location: 92 Main Street Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Order: Old Fashioned, Makers Mark or recommended Bourbon
Comments: Waitress recommended another type Bourbon, they were out, so she substituted it with Woodford Reserve. No fruit other that the orange twist, light bitters, and a good amount of ice. A proper sized glass, but in the end more like a bourbon on the rocks with a twist. Ordered a Sazerac with Old Overholt next, perfectly executed and erased the memory of the Old Fashioned. Good price, great food and service.
Category Reviews | Tags: Dobb's Ferry,Drinkable,Harper's Restaurant & Bar,Old Overholt,Woodford Reserve | No Comments
May 31, 2012 by admin
Date: May 27th, 2012
Name of Establishment: Mas (farmhouse)
Location: 39 Downing St, New York, NY 10014
Order: Vanilla Old Fashioned (off the drink menu)
Comments: This establishment, similar to the Gramercy Tavern, is the perfect drinking experience. I started with a traditional Sazerac with Old Overholt. The bartender took his time to expertly prepare this multi-step cocktail as you would for a friend. Later, I ordered the Old Fashioned. Large glass, lots of ice, with no fruit — instead he used ground vanilla bean which can be seen in the photo. While not my favorite mix, I appreciated the experimentation. We chatted about technique and Banana Jamesons. Cocktails were well priced and the food was excellent.
Category Reviews | Tags: Gramercy Tavern,Mas (farmhouse),New York City,Old Overholt,Perfect,Vanilla Old Fashioned | No Comments
January 18, 2012 by admin
Date: January 17, 2012
Name of Establishment: Gramercy Tavern
Location: 42 E 20th St New York, NY 10003
Order: Old Fashioned, Makers Mark
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.
Category Reviews | Tags: Gramercy Tavern,Homemade cherry,New York City,Old Overholt,Perfect | No Comments