This cocktail was named for President William McKinley. It is a variation on the Manhattan. You will need rye, sweet vermouth, cherry liqueuer, absinthe, and a lemon peel. Watch here for instructions, which I gave to the White House Historical
Such sorcery—in the service of delicious cocktails. And let’s be honest—drinks like this mezcal concoction are a thrill for customers, and are eye candy on social media.
It is 10 PM, I am in a cabin, and sipping my third Negroni from a coffee cup. No, this is not the typical evening. Let me explain. It was a very good night on the dock. Panfish were plentiful,
Mmmm, breakfast. What appeals to the mouth and stomach at the early hour when the birds are singing and the sun’s rays are spraying over the horizon? Something starchy, like toast? Perhaps some protein — eggs and bacon sound right.
Comcast cable was knocked out by 90-something degree heat. No TV, no phone, no Inter-tubes (except via cell). So, might as well make a Dark and Stormy (3 ounces of rum, 3 or 4 ounces of Ginger Beer, and lime
The last time we wrote of this cocktail (here), we encourage the use of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. While this is a splendid choice, there are other options. Maui Dark Rum, made by Haleakala Distillers, is a terrific option. (Rating ****1/2)