October 22, 2017

Alex’s Lounge Is Open!

Fancy Gin Cocktails served at Madame Geneva's, NYC.  Spice Trade This Genever Gin-based drink includes a star anise and galangal syrup, shaken along with fresh lemon, Dolin Blanc, and persimmon water.  ($14) Music and … [Read more...]

Alex’s Lounge Is Open

Apples and Oranges...  The Calvados Cocktail   1 1/2 oz Cal­va­dos Boulard Apple Brandy 1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed orange juice   3/4 oz Coin­treau2 dashes bitters Timeless Music … [Read more...]

Alex’s Lounge Is Open!

Prohibition-era Cocktails Sidecar 3/4 ounce Cointreau 3/4 ounce lemon juice 1 1/2 ounces cognac   Music and Trivia:  Please name the duo that had a 1984 r&b hit with "Baby I'm Scared of You."   … [Read more...]

Alex’s Lounge Is Open!

    A shot of liquid sunshine on a dark winter night. Citrus 75 Half a clementine  1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin  .5 oz Limoncello .75 oz Fresh lemon juice  .5 oz Honey syrup (one part honey, one part water) 1 oz Moet & Chandon Impérial … [Read more...]

Alex’s Lounge Is Open!

Freshly squeezed cocktails Salty Dog In a salt-rimmed Collins glass, add ice, 2 ounces of gin and top with freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice. Stir, then garnish with a grapefruit wedge. Music and Trivia: What 1982 r&b hit is Mary J. Blige … [Read more...]

Alex’s Lounge Is Open!

From its second story perch overlooking Old City, Sopra Lounge in Philadelphia offers an atmosphere of the Mediterranean coast. The open-air lounge, part of Positano Coast restaurant, serves signature cocktails and a bar menu for sophisticated … [Read more...]

Alex’s Lounge Is Open!

Warm Winter Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum      Mellow St. Lucian rum meets a sweet-smelling mix of allspice, ginger and vanilla, and  topped with a towering cone of caramelly dulce de leche. … [Read more...]