Three Cocktails for World Gin Day

Smashing | ® Cocktails, 365

The phrase “better letter than never” seems to truly define the Cocktails, 365 experience. We have these grand plans of involvement in major events in the cocktail movements of the day and then we promptly get involved with enjoying the event and not writing about it. Specifically, today, we’re talking about World Gin Day.

Viva Villa

Viva Villa

Brilliant in its simplicity – the Viva Villa features tequila front and center with the remaining ingredients playing the Pips to the tequila’s Gladys Knight.

Bitters and Soda

Bitters_Soda

It has been a long, long time since we’ve mixed up a mocktail for our daily update. However, the past several nights I’ve been snuggled up reading Brad Thomas Parsons’ outstanding history of aromatic bitters with wild visions of homemade bitters floating through our heads. And with us coming from a three-day weekend that is […]

Three Bourbon Cocktails for Derby Day That Aren’t Mint Juleps

slide_224292_936075_free

While the Mint Julep is a damn fine cocktail (and one of our favorites), there are a lot of other options out there to tickle your Bourbon bone for Derby Day.

Gin and Tonic – The Original Anti-Malarial Cocktail

1506294_10101799377100829_1709498491_o

So, kiddies. Let’s take a little walk down cocktail history lane. Why was the Gin and Tonic invented? Well, it had a lot to do with Britain, the India Company, and merchant expansion. From the BBC: When the British were in the East they became susceptible to malaria and eventually found out that quinine, an […]

Post the Publican (December 13, 2013)

Kansas_107

Every Friday, Cocktails, 365 offers up a summary of questions we’ve received (and answered) in the spirit and cocktail realm from people around the country! To submit a question to Post the Publican, e-mail cocktails365@markvierthaler, message us on Facebook, or tweet us at @Cocktails_365.  Welcome to the first-ever edition of Post the Publican – a […]

York Special

York Special

August 28, 2013 (Day 111) – York Special There was period in pre-Prohibition cocktails where vermouths, ports, sherries, and other heady wines held sway. It was their court, and they really ran the show. If you’re an intrepid cocktail archeologist, it means you have to look through these heavy, heady drinks even if you’re not […]

Young Man

Young Man

August 27, 2013 (Day 110) – Young Man The creepily-named young man is a slightly modified version of the original drink that first garnered the name “Cocktail.” It’s a spirit and bitters. More or less. 3 oz brandy 1 oz French (dry) vermouth 1 dash angostura bitters 2 dashes orange curaçao Combine all the ingredients […]

Prestoman

Prestoman

August 26, 2013 (Day 109) – Prestoman Another pre-Prohibition cocktail, the Prestoman utilizes those ever-popular spirits from the era – brandy and absinthe. Also much like the pre-Prohibition era, it’s full of booze. 4 oz brandy 1 oz Italian (sweet) vermouth 1 oz fresh orange juice 1 dash absinthe Combine the ingredients in a cocktail […]

Whiz-Bang

Whiz-Bang

August 25, 2013 (Day 107) – Whiz-Bang The term Whiz-Bang first showed up in the popular vernacular (or, at least as far linguists can tell) around 1915. It’s used to describe a “one that is conspicuous for noise, speed, excellence, or startling effect.” It also re-entered the lexicon around the 1960s when The Music Man […]