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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cocktails in Como

Well, yes, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace now and again found us having a dram, a wee drinkie, a cocktail, if you will, in the bar, on the terrace, by the pool floating on the lake, traversing the gardens...honestly, the whole glorious procession just felt like it was 1922 once again, as we supposed of course from the guests amongst us having originally beared witness.

To wit: Long Drinks proffered a seriously crafted Raffle's Singapore Sling with gin, Cointreau, Don Benedictine, lime juice and cherry herring just about as Old World an offering as the Mai Tai with an assortment of rums, Cointreau, grenadine, lemon juice, and almond syrup. From the list of Cocktails, the Negroni with gin, Campari and red vermouth had become like mother's milk during our stay on the Lago di Como. The Knickerbocker Martini 1912 with Bombay Sapphire Gin and dry vermouth was knicked up a notch with orange bitters, while The Waldorf Astoria Martini 1919 with olives and a lemon peel made us feel right to home, while perhaps thinking of our own home, back in New York.

Lift a glass will you, and cheers then to the Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace!

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