That’s a donut. In a Manhattan.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was in Buffalo over the weekend. I’d hoped to make it to Vera Pizzeria for a cocktail, but Saturday evening revolved around swimming at The Millennium and dinner at The Melting Pot.
Still, I did have a delicious Whiskey Smash at Bar Louie.
I’d been looking forward to trying Vera’s “Solitary Man,” but since Bar Louie was right across from where my wife and I were having dinner… It sufficed in Vera’s place.
Earlier in the day, after we realized that Vera didn’t open until 5 o’clock, we hoofed it on over to Thirsty Buffalo for a beer and pretzels. I had a Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, which was so, so good. It’s become my new favorite.
I picked up this beautiful bottle of bitters while in Buffalo over the weekend:
The Bitter Truth: Grapefruit Bitters
I haven’t made a cocktail with them yet, but the bitters were delicious in a glass of lemonade.
Check them out at The Bitter Truth’s website.
I like old bitters bottles.
I’ve got the start of a little collection going, which is just this fernet-style bottle and an Underberg as well as some of the more mainstream and traditional brands.
I’m going to an auction at a bar today and then up to Buffalo, so if I see anything neat (bitters or otherwise) at either the auction or some stores, I’ll post here if its cocktails related. Hopefully I’ll hit up a worthwhile antique shop.