Salt: The Other Shaker Cocktail Recipes Are Calling For

November 22, 2014 7:34 AM

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Salt: The Other Shaker Cocktail Recipes Are Calling For

WHILE SOME PURISTS WILL still tell you that wine is the only appropriate choice to accompany a good meal, it’s rare to sit down at a restaurant these days without being handed a cocktail menu. Not only have notions of what makes an appropriate pairing shifted; the drinks themselves have changed.

The problem back in the pre-cocktail-renaissance era—and even now, at places that have yet to catch up—is that many cocktails were too sweet to do anything but obliterate the taste buds. Meanwhile, at more craft- and retro-leaning spots, the pendulum has swung too far to the bitter side. While bitte...

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