One Drink: The Cane and Able at Olive or Twist Wednesday, May 29 2013 


Cane and Able cocktail


Scott Gremillion and Joshua Duke, the owners of Olive or Twist, wanted an original recipe that incorporated rye and Steen’s Cane Syrup for the menu of their popular Perkins Road craft cocktail lounge, but they knew it had to be perfection. After much trial and error, a triumph of biblical proportions was achieved and given the fitting name of The Cane and Able.

Rittenhouse Rye, ginger liqueur, Steen’s, lemon juice and Old-Fashioned Bitters are combined to form a cocktail that is a true love letter to rye drinkers. The lemon, ginger and bitters give it just the right amount of flavor while the Steen’s keeps the tartness in check. The result is a cocktail that sips smooth and easy all the way down.

Olive or Twist
7248 Perkins Road


Olive or Twist Friday, Dec 14 2012 


Olive or Twist
7248 Perkins Road

DBG knew she would like Olive or Twist the moment she walked in and saw a chocolate doberge cake sitting on the bar under a glass dome.

The proprietors, Joshua Duke and Scott Gremillion, have created a cozy yet upscale environment that is extremely conducive for sipping on a well-made cocktail while whispering about the week’s gossip.  The wooden bar looks like a library, with bartenders using a rolling ladder to fetch the bottles stacked up to the ceiling . And they need a lot of different liquors, because their drink menu is a mammoth beast that runs for dozens of pages. Everything is made from scratch and when possible fruit juices are squeezed to order.  These gentlemen are hardcore.  They even make their own limoncello.

Olive or Twist only uses top shelf liquor, but they have used some type of voodoo magic and managed to keep the prices incredibly reasonable.  DBG enjoyed a Purple Hat that surpassed the Carousel Bar’s creation. The Hubs had a well put together Sazerac. Small plates are also available.  The mini-muffalettas really hit the spot.

The bar is conveniently located near Essen Lane and is right next to Martin Wine Cellar. This is a bar for grown-ups, so no Jagermeister machine.  But there’s a very nice happy hour and rotating specialty drinks.  Check out their website for details.Image