Happy Holidays!!!

Treason and Plot wants to wish all of our readers Happy Holidays and the best to you and yours in the new year!

We apologize for not updating, but all of our lives got ridiculously busy in the past few months. Please look for a slew of new updates in the new year.

Until then I leave you with this tasty recipe:

The Woodnote

2 oz Plantation 8 year Jamaican Rum

3/4 oz Carpano Antica

1/4 Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur

2 dashes of Maple Syrup Bitters

Stir all ingredients over ice.

Pour into a single rocks glass.

Orange oil on top.

Light the fire in your fireplace.


-ab, cb, sb

Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 4:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Blade’s Perspective, cb

Blade Blade Blade…. One of the regulars that as soon as you see his face brightens the shifts, lifts the atmosphere of the entire station, and always has wise words and perspectives when it comes to life, career, and drinks.

1 oz. Benedictine
1 oz. Dolin Rouge
.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Pierre Ferrand Ambre
1 Dash Fee Bros. Orange Bitters
Strain into cocktail glass
Garnish with flamed orange oil

Published in: on September 27, 2009 at 9:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Realizations on Approach, cb

So the other day the three of us sat in a board room with one of Boston’s leading restaurant consultants. Here is what I personally gathered…

Know and understand the numbers. Projections of sales, licensing, rent, remodel.

Per example, we had considered as a team that the right location might very well not be an existing establishment. Total gut rehab per sq foot averages 300$. Remodel on existing space…150$/ Sq ft.

Everything is for sale. Everyone has a price. An establishment might not even have considered selling until the opportunity is mentioned and perspective granted.

A business plan is an outline. It needs to be flexible, it needs to be vague in a sense. Outline standards, ethics, potential that can be applied to any of a number of spaces.

You have 3 balls in your court. They are all in reality the same size. As always in life however they are not as they seem. One is heavier – it’s probably filled with lead, one with water, and one…red wine, something overly extracted like a bad Shiraz. Well now one of these is location, one capital, one concept. Think of it this way, you need to juggle all three of these. One at a time is easy because you can focus, put your muscle into the lead one, style and flair with the water, and caution with the Shiraz. Too bad. Juggle. Don’t break your foot, spill water on an electrical outlet, or stain your white shirt. Juggle.

Needless to say…I like my white shirts…and my foot. We’ve got some analytical research coming up. And might I add, this is why there are three of us.


Published in: on August 9, 2009 at 1:48 pm  Comments (2)  

Campari Smash, cb

2 oz Campari

1 oz St Germain

2 dash Fee Orange Bitters

Half a lemon, wedged

7 Basil leaves

-Shake with ice. Hard.

-Double strain into a rocks glass with crushed ice

-Garnish, basil leaf

Published in: on August 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

You’re Doing it Wrong

Let me first say that I am a big proponent of molecular mixology. Still, this is not how you should do it, in my honest opinion.

First off – Jack and Coke. Second off – Shaken. Third off – the margins on that drink must be ridiculous. For the ingredients, the time, and the complexity of that cocktail it should cost, to the guest, $25 to $30. The cost to benefit ratio is completely off for that drink.

Also, who wants to drink pellets of Jack and Coke at 196 degrees below zero?

I love where your heart is, but it can be done better.


Published in: on August 3, 2009 at 2:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Rum Raisin Flip, cb

So I always recall one of my favorite ice creams being rum raisin. Maybe it was the novelty of the rum from my experience as a child. Maybe it was Jimmy Buffett. Maybe it was just good fucking ice cream. Nonetheless I was recently developing my early summer menu and the thought came to mind. Here’s where it is now.

1, 750 ml Matusalem Classico

16 oz Golden Raisins

3 oz Water

Peel of one lemon

-Take 3 oz Matusalem, 3 oz water, dash of sea salt, and all the raisins and simmer for 12 minutes


-Add remainder of Matusalem and peel of 1 lemon. Bottle.

-Remove lemon peel after 2 days

So…the flip. Here’s the simple definition; Flip has egg yolk, may have whole egg. Bomb drink.

2 oz Raisin infused rum

1 oz Honey

1 Whole egg

-Mime shake(shake sans ice)

-Shake with ice(we endorse Kold Draft)

-Rocks glass with large rock

-Strain through hawthorne and tea strainer

-Garnish with grated nutmeg


Published in: on July 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Indochine

1 oz Cognac
1/4 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Ginger Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Champagne Top

Serve in a flute garnished with a spiral lemon peel.


Published in: on July 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm  Leave a Comment