Every now and then I relax at my own place, sit at my tiki bar and have a drink. Rather than my normal Manhattan I decided to mix up a spicy Blenheim Ginger Ale and bourbon. I was first introduced to this drink at a great bar in Manhattan called Great Jones Cafe. It is made with Blenheim Ginger Ale from South Carolina. This soda will knock you back on your feet and takes no prisoners. It is freakin’ fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »
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I went the Gordon Ramsay’s Pub and Grill at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City , NJ. Wendi our friendly bartender took care of us as we waited for our table to become available. Fortunately for us, she new how to make a great set of drinks and serve up some delicious appetizers. Of course I had a Manhattan made to Wendi’s specifications that included Woodford Reserve bourbon and Dolin vermouth. She used no bitters, which made for a pleasantly sweet drink without losing its kick, and topped it off with a 2:1 combination of Amarena and Maraschino cherries. Read the rest of this entry »
Growing up, I split my life up between the suburbs of Philadelphia and Avalon, New Jersey, where I spent my summers. For those of you who don’t know, Avalon is a sleepy town by South Jersey standards, with a nice beaches, good food, and a few select bars and lounges. Read the rest of this entry »
The SYC does a great deal to make its members happy. Making note of what everyone’s likes and dislikes, and then more importantly putting that knowledge into service is what makes it so nice to make it a sophisticated hang out.