Last night in BK, David Solmonson and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson came by to talk about their book, The 12 Bottle Bar. After starting us all off with a toast, David demonstrated the Clipper, a concoction of rum, dry vermouth, and homemade grenadine that was served to guests upon arrival. The two authors talked about the bottles they chose for the book, a few of their favorite spirits, the importance of being a good host, stirring vs. shaking drinks, and much more.
We learned a lot, including that it is easy to make block ice in a pinch (freeze water in loaf pans or, in our case, handy leftover tupperware!) and that there is an Arnold Palmer variant called the Amanda Palmer.