Settanta Cinque (The French 75 gets an Italian Makeover)

Settante Cinque Cocktail

Last night, some new Parisian friends asked me to make a cocktail–something light and sparkly to refresh us in the balmy summer evening out in coastal Connecticut. My first thought was a French 75, a classic cocktail that I profile in STORIED SIPS, but we didn’t have any fresh lemons. What I did have was pink grapefruit. So I played around a bit, and came up with a fantastic summer sparkler that I’ll be making for the rest of the season.

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Video: Storied Sips Teaser

Check out this video for an advance look at some of the fantastic illustrations in Storied Sips. Bonus: a few quizzy cocktail questions to whet your appetite.

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NYC’s Best Bars, from Cocktail Maven Ana Jovancicevic

Ana Jovancicevic

One of New York City’s leading cocktail ladies, Ana Jovancicevic has been on the forefront of the city’s drinks renaissance for nearly two decades. After starting out as an investment banker, Ana transitioned to the wine and spirits world, first working as an assistant sommelier at Windows on the World, later running the NYC chapter of Slow Food, and eventually founding the public relations firm, Handcrafted PR, in 2005. Today, Ana works with several Manhattan cocktail lounges and restaurants, as well as local and international spirits brands. Here, Ana shares her insider picks for the best places in the city to imbibe. Read More

The Story Behind the Stork Club Cocktail

 

The Stork Club Cocktail

© 2013 Poul Lange

In the 1930s and 1940s, everyone who was anyone went to the Stork Club. The New York nightclub and restaurant was a hangout for the country’s elite, from entertainers like Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball to politicians like Ronald Regan and John F. Kennedy, Jr. On any given night, the “King of Swing” Benny Goodman and his orchestra would be performing, while the club’s patrons canoodled over Champagne, cocktails, and caviar. Read More

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