Intro to Fernet: Hanky Panky & the Jitterbug

My first exposure to fernet was after a meal at one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, Carriage House (now closed, we miss you!) I had been seeing ads all over town for this mysterious "Fernet Branca" (e.g., one pictured a woman walking an alligator; perhaps this is normal in Florida...another showed a pinup girl sitting at a … Continue reading Intro to Fernet: Hanky Panky & the Jitterbug

Raising the Bar

Once you have your basic bottles (and perhaps a few additional ones) you may find yourself wanting (or needing) to purchase a few additional bar hardware items; as well as additional bitters & shrubs to take your home-bar to the next level.  Over the holidays we threw a cocktail party with one cobbler shaker and … Continue reading Raising the Bar