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 […]
‘Tis the season of long drinks—simple, sippable cocktails served over ice in a Collins glass (or, if you’re Derbying, something like this). One the easiest and arguably most satisfying long drinks is the Dark ‘n Stormy. A spicy, seductive ménage of just a few ingredients: dark rum, ginger beer, lime juice. Put ‘em all together […]
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, […]