Some of the things we discuss in this interview include:
- How the relationship between cocktails and food is different than your typical food and wine pairing
- A crash course in assembling charcuterie plates and other cocktail-friendly snacks.
- The anatomy of the (quote unquote) “Perfect Bite”
- Best practices for planning the food at your next cocktail party or soiree
- Fantasies that include getting drunk with Julia Child
- And much, much more
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There’s always room in a simple cocktail like the martini to “MAKE IT YOUR OWN,” whether that’s by modulating the garnish, or the spirits ratio, or the bitters. And that’s what I’d encourage you to do here.
The upside down martini is kinda like looking at the world upside down – it’s the same stuff – just organized differently, and that’s where the fun lies.
The French 75. Anything with Champagne, really.
Cocktail with Anyone, Past or Present
Upside-Down Martinis with Julia Child in her French home, La Pitchoune.
Influential Cocktail/Cooking Books
Advice to Home Bartenders
Pick a few simple things, and explore from there. Don’t try and do everything all at once. Pick one really great cocktail and one really great dish, and don’t overcomplicate things. Make sure that you’re still having fun, too. And if that means keeping the menu simpler with really great ingredients, all the better.