The Craft Cocktail Party – Wine & Spirits Magazine

The Craft Cocktail Party


Author: by Julie Reiner

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style, May 2015

Price: $26

Julie Reiner, who runs Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club in NYC, has penned an essential guide to throwing parties. Organized by season and holiday, The Craft Cocktail Party is filled with drink ideas, from make-ahead punches to à la minute cocktails and mocktails, as well as music and décor suggestions to complete the scene. Some drinks are classics, like the rye-based Scofflaw, while others are variations on her bar favorites, like the Flatiron Martini, a summery blend of Cointreau, Stoli Ohranj and Lillet Blanc. With tips on everything from serving amari to proper swizzling technique, it’s everything you need and more to pull off a successful fête.

Caitlin Griffith knew her future career would entail food and drink when, at the age of six, she munched an anchovy from her father’s Caesar salad thinking it as a small strip of bacon—and was more than pleasantly surprised. While enrolled in New York University’s Food Studies program, she learned the secrets of affinage in the caves of Murray’s Cheese.


This story appears in the print issue of June 2015.
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