Purple Rose of the Desert Sage

Purple Rose of the Desert Sage | ® Cocktails, 365

Back on June 14, the cocktail world celebrated National Bourbon Day. We celebrated, too, but perhaps a bit too much.

Pear and Tonic

Pear and Tonic | ® Cocktails, 365

There’s beauty in simplicity. There’s a desire, which we’re not immune to, that seems to dedicate the love of everything complex. If you can create a cocktail with some many flavors working in harmony together, surely it stands as proof that you’re brilliant. Even Einstein (reportedly) said that if a cluttered desk was the sign […]

3 Recipes for National Mojito Day

Classic Mojito | ® Cocktails, 365

Today is one of the many plethora of holidays on the calendar, because we all know that there are few greater tragedies than an empty calendar square. We will never not look for an excuse to drink, however, so National (Insert Random Booze) Day is always welcome around Cocktails, 365. Of course we’ll have a […]

REVIEW – Papa’s Pilar Rum

Papa's Pilar Blonde and 24 Solera

Papa’s Pilar currently produces two different offerings – The Blonde and the Dark. Both offerings are sourced from several distilleries across the Caribbean, Central America, and Florida, and both are then blended with older rums via the solera method.

Tales of the Cocktail, Ann Tuennerman, Charles Bukowski, and Scotch

Paul and Ann Tuennerman (Photo courtesy Tales of the Cocktail)

This week, we sit down with Ann Tuennerman – founder of Tales of the Cocktail!

Plus, the Drunken Word, In Defense Of, and a review of the Syndicate 58/6 blended scotch whisky.

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.

Peaches n’ Tea

Peaches n' Tea

Flavored liqueurs are so ubiquitous at this point that it’s no longer really news when a new concoction comes rolling out of the major player distilleries. Malibu is among the most prolific, with over 14 different flavor versions of their famous coconut rum. One of their newest, introduced earlier this year, is the Peaches n’ Cream.  It […]

Big Blue Mule

Big_Blue_Mule

The Big Blue Mule takes your same basic Moscow Mule recipe and gives it a blast of fresh blueberries for a deep purple hue, and just a little bit more sweetness than the standard classic.

Grand Herbologist

Grand Herbologist

Late spring and summer means that fresh herbs are creeping back into our daily cocktails. When picking herbs for your cocktail of choice, don’t limit yourself to the standards, however. Sure, you can pick up some sweet basil and make one damn fine basil-gin concoction. In fact, the gin-bail smash using “standard” gin is STILL this […]

Lavender Vodka Tonic

Lavender Vodka Tonic

The lavender dominates the drink, but is prevented from being overly sweet by the tonic. While sipping, the sage will give you just a little bit more savory from all the sweetness from the lavender syrup.