cocktails

A Classic Gin Joint in Barcelona

Barcelona seems to have a special affinity for gin.  When one walks into any watering hole in the city, the liquor most represented behind the bar will undoubtedly be gin.  It’s no surprise since a gin cocktail of any sort helps beat back the balmy heat of Barcelona.  And if a martini is your gin […]

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A Good Old-fashioned American Burger in London

Your Correspondent, in observance of the seasonal holidays, recently celebrated the end of the Lenten fasting period during which he abstained from some of his favorite foods:  grilled whale steak and creamed spinach with lardons, fried bald-eagle’s-egg-battered shark fin with tempura misto, rhino carpaccio with rocket and parmesan. OK, not really. But what your Correspondent […]

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Boozy Brunch in a Hidden Cocktailgarten

In New York City, weekend brunch is more than just a meal; it’s an institution.  After a long night of serious partying, drag your hangover to a cocktail-filled brunch for that extra pick-me-up (or prelude to a siesta).  Cocktails bars are an often overlooked but sumptuous choice for a convalescent brunch.  After all, you already […]

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Jazz in Denver

When the Rockies game ends and the fans pour out of Coors Field into the plastic-looking tap rooms and microbreweries gone big, the true traveler and connoisseur of authenticity will instead slip into El Chapultepec, a hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint on the corner of 20th and Market. The place is small and narrow. A sign states […]

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Cocktails Shaken, Not Stirred, in London

Serious travelers need to know where to get a reliable cocktail, whether to unwind on their own or to socialize more intimately with a small group of friends or family.  Happily for those in London, there is a bar that is not just reliable with their cocktails, it takes its cocktails seriously.  Alessandro, the head […]

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