The Sophisticated Sipper

As a former bartender and restaurateur I have been privy to the latest trends in libations for over a decade. Women have come a long way since their first Moscow mule in these United States of America. The educated drinker is fast becoming independent, financially sound, trendy and beautiful women as opposed to the Martini slamming, Manhattan hammered stock broker.

Women have taken an avid interest in what they are putting into their mouths as it were.

No longer, the sugary, colorful drinks of the past, the misogynistic sex on the beach, blow job, comfortable screw against the wall or red headed sluts. Nowadays women hold their own with spirit heavy cocktails. Gin, Tequila and whiskey are the most commonly consumed liquors. Bars such as Mulberry Project, Regent Cocktail Club and Employees Only are now seeing a more attractive clientele with their own credit cards and their own set of discerning tastes.

So the next time you’re out on the town, looking to impress a woman, send her over an Old-Fashioned with chocolate bitters and save the champagne for brunch!

The Old Fashioned-Sweet tooth

1 1/2 oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey, 2 dashes chocolate bitters (If you are looking to make chocolate bitters yourself, there are several, all but slightly complex recipes floating around the internet . There is no right recipe as bitters is made according to taste. If you’re not up for the challenge, brands such as Fee Brothers and Scrappy’s makes a mean chocolate bitters.), 1 raw sugar cube, few dashes mineral water

Place the sugar cube in an old fashioned glass and saturate with those delicious bitters, add a dash of mineral water. Muddle the orange slice with the bitters, cherry and the sugar cube. Strain, Fill the glass with ice cubes and add your bourbon or whiskey. Stir. Garnish with an orange twist.

*Company and charm not included.




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