by Vince Keenan Last month’s column spotlighted the ingenuity of contemporary bartenders in crafting cocktails that honor The Brooklyn, despite lacking a single ingredient, the magical elixir Amer Picon.
by Vince Keenan It’s one of the great ironies of the classic cocktail renaissance that the drink best showcasing the movement’s ingenuity does so because it frequently can’t be made.
by Vince Keenan The current cocktail renaissance comes garnished with nostalgia, a longing for the bygone era when drinks were poured as part of an evening out in sophisticated nightclubs. No amount of speakeasy trappings and period bartender facial hair can recapture the glamour of yesteryear’s storied watering holes. The next best thing is to […]
by Vince Keenan The 1919 founding of United Artists was greeted with disdain. “So the lunatics have taken charge of the asylum,” Metro Pictures president Richard Rowland remarked when a quartet of Hollywood luminaries went into business for themselves. But UA’s long, storied run—“from Way Down East to Raging Bull ,” in the words of […]
by Vince Keenan Five is a charmed number for Mark Harris. In 2008’s Pictures at a Revolution, he charted New Hollywood’s tectonic shifts by profiling the quintet of films nominated for Best Picture of 1967, from the nouvelle vague-influenced Bonnie & Clyde to the studio bloat of Doctor Dolittle . He deploys a similar conceit in […]
Vince Keenan is the author of the best-selling Kindle book Down the Hatch: One Man’s One Year Odyssey Through Classic Cocktail Recipes and Lore. This post marks his inaugural column on cocktails for EatDrinkFilms, “Down the Hatch.”