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  1. Harper’s Restaurant & Bar

    September 11, 2012 by admin

    Date:  September 8th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Harper’s Restaurant & Bar

    Location:  92 Main Street  Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark or recommended Bourbon

    Price:  $12

    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.


  2. Mas (farmhouse)

    May 31, 2012 by admin

    Date:  May 27th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Mas (farmhouse)

    Location:  39 Downing St, New York, NY 10014

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Vanilla Old Fashioned (off the drink menu)

    Price:  $12

    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.


  3. 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.