This Thanksgiving, I was not hosting dinner and was instead invited to a friend’s home for dinner, which made my holiday much less hectic (phew!). I was charged with bringing a couple side dishes and of course a cocktail! So, since I wasn’t cooking a whole dinner, I had plenty of time to perfect my cocktail.
In keeping my promise to myself to use more clear spirits in my summer cocktails, I’ve been continuing to experiment with vodka, which is an easy spirit to use since it’s amenable to so many different flavors.
I’ve been thinking lately that I’ve been neglecting the “clear spirits” in my cocktails, in favor of my old favorite and standby, whiskey. It was brought to my attention that I am not alone in this oversight as I read this morning’s LA Times article, discussing how “mixologists” (what happened to just being called a bartender?!) are starting to use more clear spirits in cocktails.