When I was younger I avoided eating grapefruits, endives, radicchio, drinking coffee, beer (obviously), tonic water etc... all because they were too bitter for me, but surprisingly not Brussels sprouts (love them forever!). I can't pinpoint the exact point in my life when I stopped disliking 'bitter' flavors, but maybe it had to do with being introduced to bitter paired with another complimentary flavor. For example, Baskin Robbins jamoca almond fudge pairs sweet and bitter perfectly or the Salty Dog, a classic cocktail mixing bitter grapefruit with a salty rim.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Like the Negroni, the Jack Rose is another classic cocktail, popularized in the 1920's and 1930's. It is a refreshing and simple cocktail that you can whip together with very standard bar ingredients. The sweetness of the grenadine is cut by the lemon juice for a delicious drink. The cocktail also appears in one of Hemingway's master pieces, The Sun Also Rises when the main character sips one at a bar at the Crillon Hotel in Paris. Ahh that sounds good about now!