The Perfect Spring and Summer Martini

A 50/50 Plymouth Gin and Lillet Blanc cocktail makes for the next Aperol Spritz, only with more oomph

A mention of the word martini calls to mind so many personal experiences and associations that the cocktail really means something different to just about every consumer. Whether you’re a vodka or gin drinker, or if you like it citrus-dominant or dirty, or even bone dry, when you order a cocktail, it should be to your flavor expectations. While the CH team each has a …

The World’s Smallest Martini Bar

An old, refurbished French camionnette tours the world

This past week we took time to learn about the three martini lunch in the world’s smallest martini bar. In fact, it’s a former French bread delivery van that features two small stools and a functional bar tucked into the back. Owned by Grey Goose, this camionnette alludes to the Picardie, France wheat used in the making of the vodka. But inside the van, guests …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pricing the Apple Watch, mapping the ultimate US road trip, remembering a Simpsons co-creator and more in this week's filtered look at the web

1. Apple Watch Pricing Apple finally delivered its Apple Watch keynote this week, and while the product is packed with mind-boggling technology, its pricing may be the most dizzying. With so many size, strap and material combinations out there, there’s never been a more customizable device by the California company. To help you figure out how much you’re going to spend on your new Apple …

Martinis With A Religious Twist

It’s not often that you come across a man who’s known as much for his work as a priest and lawyer as he is for his knowledge behind the bar. So when Munchies stumbled upon Father William Dailey—who was recently featured in a Death & Co. book and at Tales of the Cocktail—they sat down with him to discuss his favorite cocktails, drinking while in …

Our Perfect Vesper, In the Gloaming

Our twist on the martini's bigger, bolder cousin

Sponsored content: For the summer season, a Vesper cocktail—kin to the classic martini—provides enough potent refreshment to keep the dog days away. Born of the imagination that brought James Bond into the world, the Vesper pairs vodka with gin. Both blend well while embracing the light wine aperitivo. Although the gin plays the dominant hand, the other alcohols and the lemon peel carry the experience …