The Silhouette

Posted in Recipes on May 4th, 2009 by Josh

Ingredients for Silhouette CocktailA little while back, I told you about my trip to Eleven Madison Park and my decision to go with my Bartender’s Choice. That evening, my bartender selected a cocktail for me off the Eleven Madison Park cocktail menu called the Silhouette. I’m so glad I let him choose!

The Silhouette is a Rye-based cocktail, but it has a very light profile compared to straight Rye thanks to the addition of sweet vermouth (Vermouth de Chambery Rouge at EMP) and Aperol, an orange-flavored liquor. That lighter profile makes this cocktail a great place to start for those who aren’t traditionally Rye drinkers, but would like to be (you know you want to!) Read More

Tags: aperol, cocktail, eleven madison park, rye, sweet vermouth

Bartender’s Choice

Posted in Editor's Notes on April 27th, 2009 by Josh

As I mentioned in my last post (Further Thoughts on the Gin Sling), this past Friday evening I stopped by Eleven Madison Park for a few pre-dinner cocktails. During that time, I had that great discussion with the bartender I was telling you about, concerning the classic gin sling. When it came time to order a second round, I opted to leave the decision up to him. From our earlier discussion, I knew he was a pretty well informed bartender, and I knew quite well from previous experience that it would be hard to go wrong ordering pretty much anything from the cocktail menu at this particular bar. Read More

Tags: aperol, eleven madison park, negroni, rye, silhouette