If we’re all about ‘80s and ‘90s fetishism these days (acid-wash denim fans, rejoice!), you gotta believe it’s not too long before whoever’s in charge of exploiting cultural nostalgia turns our collective attention to the 1970s. Maybe not the worst idea.
The classic Sazerac calls for a sugar cube, rye whiskey – though some sub in Bourbon – Peychaud’ bitters, an absinthe rinse and a lemon peel, right? WRONG. While this is how the drink has been made for decades, it’s not the way the drink was made when it was first invented.
The classic Clover Club is a drink that can’t be replaced, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t tinker around with it a little bit. To do that, I’m adding rosemary to the drink to give it an earthy flare. Since ancient times rosemary has been a symbol of friendship, loyalty, and remembrance. So, this […]
There are probably a lot more than 8 things you don’t know about Pimm’s, since most of us Yankees don’t know a ton about Pimm’s in the first place. (Well, some of us do, but we’ll get to that.) Maybe it’s because—unlike the gorgeously austere-looking cocktails of “modern mixology”—a Pimm’s No. 1 Cup looks like […]
The Negroni is a classic cocktail that the world has fallen back in love with over the past few years, and with good reason, because it’s absolutely delicious. Beautiful in it’s simplicity – just a mix of equal parts Campari, gin and sweet vermouth over ice, the cocktail is so perfect in fact that you […]
While the Gin & Tonic, or G&T as it’s come to be known, may be a go to “safe” drink ordered at dive bars across the United States, the version of the cocktail that most of us are consuming pales in comparison to the elevated, incredibly intricate and absolutely delicious Gin & Tonics being created […]
If April Showers bring May flowers then that must mean that May is Daisy cocktails month. While you may think you have never heard of this cocktail, that’s simply because you may know it by one of its more familiar names, such as Margarita or Cosmopolitan, but, like a rose by any other name (apologies, […]
The cocktail craze shows no sign of stopping, and thanks to the recently released book The New Cocktail Hour: The Essential Guide to Hand-Crafted Drinks you can now make drinks at home you original thought could only be made at a fancy cocktail bar. Written by Libation-loving siblings André and Tenaya Darlington the book seeks […]
Angostura bitters. You’ve definitely seen it: that tiny little bottle with the big white label and the bright yellow cap. It’s an indispensable bar fixture almost as common as ice cubes (so make sure you know how to pronounce it). What is this stuff, exactly? How has it set up camp in pretty much every […]