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 […]
Brian Nelligan was just a normal guy living in Austin, Texas, with a standard home bar until he and his wife decided to move. All of a sudden, they found themselves in a new home with a room they were unsure of what to do with. As Brian told VinePair, “My wife and I had just bought […]
I know Easter has passed, but that doesn’t stop eggs from being awesome, especially in your cocktails. Eggs are a wonderfully versatile drink ingredient, and flips are the class of cocktail that include them. Originally, flips consisted of beer, rum, sugar, and were heated with an iron, causing the drinks to gain a frothy consistency. […]
It’s the end of an era. After the final half of the last season of Mad Men, we’ll have to say goodbye to torrid office affairs, lush apartments (complete with sunken living rooms), and Jon Hamm at his dead sexist. One thing you won’t have to bid farewell, however, is a classic cocktail.