Not quite Kentucky Derby time, but then again who’s to say the Mint Julep has to be restricted to some kind of mascot status? Or, for that matter, restricted regionally? Yes, the south is likely the best at the Julep—because they’ve cared the most, and passionately—for years. But considering how simple it is to make, […]
Valentine’s Day is a holiday you either love or hate, depending on your current situation and mood. But no matter what circumstances you find yourself in this year, you deserve a good cocktail, and we’re here to help. Our decision tree will have you sipping a delightful drink on February 14, not matter what your relationship status is.
As winter sets in, we all need a cocktail to help us stay warm and one of the best cocktails to do that is the New York Sour. Basically a whiskey sour with the addition of red wine, the New York Sour is easy to make, delicious and looks great in the glass.
New Years Eve is tomorrow, which means it’s time to pop the cork and treat ourselves to one of the most festive cocktails around: the Champagne cocktail. Champagne is among my favorite things to indulge in during the holidays, and while I can definitely enjoy it on its own, I really love it when it’s used as […]
There are two kinds of people in this world (or three kinds, including people who try to defend Star Wars Episodes 1 through 3). But among drinkers, there’s the kind who’ve had an Old Fashioned, and those who haven’t. Within those categories are further subdivisions: those who’ve not only had an Old Fashioned cocktail, but […]
So: vermouth. Maybe you’ve heard of this stuff in passing, as part of a laundry list of ingredients for some old-timey cocktail. Maybe you have a bottle at home…somewhere…behind the crème de menthe, next to the Chambord? How long has it been there? No one remembers. Since we all come to vermouth with different experiences, […]
It’s Christmas Eve, and with the long weekend ahead, I decided to make a cocktail that’s both comforting and simplistic. The White Russian is the cocktail that most of us enjoyed when we were first learning what cocktails were – perhaps we even made a few in college – before quickly putting the drink in the tried column […]
When was the last time you thought about ordering or making a classic Screwdriver? I know it’s been a while since I’ve had one myself. But in planning for Thanksgiving, I’ve been recalling cocktail recipes that can be executed by even the most inexperienced mixologist. Screwdrivers are the definition of easy: Just mix orange juice and vodka, […]
November is officially the start of Hot Toddy season. Not only is it a great drink for warming you up, but as the days get colder and the flu starts to go around, it’s also fantastic for easing your symptoms. But you shouldn’t just drink a Hot Toddy when you’re sick. And with so many variations […]