One Shade of Grey

One Shade of Grey

Yeah, we went with a lazy 50 Shades of Grey pun. Sorry. No one ever said we weren’t lazy here at Cocktails, 365. Ambitious, sure. Lazy, even more so. This cocktail takes a bit of time and the right amount of balance, so be sure you’re paying attention to quantities while mixing, and not just […]

Gin and Tonic – The Original Anti-Malarial Cocktail

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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 […]

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 […]

Pineapple Bronx

Pineapple Bronx

August 23, 2013 (Day 106) – Pineapple Bronx It seems to surprise many people that exotic fruits such as pineapple were featured so prominently in pre-prohibition cocktails. However, as more and more people became flush with money, access to these fruits became easier, not to mention the status it instilled in those who could fork […]

Curaçao Punch

Curaçao Punch

As you can tell from the picture, this is a behemoth of a drink, and you really don’t want to be drinking several of these in a row. It will murder you. Figuratively and literally. It’s very good though, and very good for an afternoon spent with friends and family.

The Aviation No. 2

The Aviation No. 2

June 5, 2013 (Day 26) – The Aviation No. 2 We’re going to go ahead and call this The Aviation No. 2 as it’s not the original Aviation, however it was the one that was massively popular post-prohibition. You see, the original Aviation used créme de violette which gave the drink a lovely light-blue hue. […]

The Real Georgia Mint Julep

The Real Georgia Mint Julep

June 2, 2013 (Day 24) – The Real Georgia Mint Julep Another tipple pulled from the genius mind of America’s first celebrity mixologist, Professor Jerry Thomas. The first thing many people notice about this is that, according to Thomas, a real Mint Julep is made with Cognac as opposed to bourbon. Take 1 tea-spoonful of […]

Gin and White Rock

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May 30, 2013 (Day 21) – Gin and White Rock This cocktail originally appeared in Shake ‘Em Up! by Virginia Elliott & Phil D. Stong in 1932. 1.5 oz gin 1 tsp sugar White Rock seltzer water to top Dissolve one teaspoon of sugar in the bottom of a tall glass. Add two a dashes of […]

Fairbank Cocktail

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May 28, 2013 (Day 19) – Fairbank Cocktail This cocktail originally appeared in ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry McElhone in 1922. 1.75 oz gin .75 oz dry vermouth 2 dashes orange bitters 2 dashes créme de noyeaux Stir in a mixing glass filled with ice and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish […]

Planter’s

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May 27, 2013 (Day 18) – Planter’s This recipe appeared in How to Mix Drinks by Bill Edwards, published in 1936. 1.5 oz dark rum 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice 1.5 oz fresh orange juice Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake well – at least 30 seconds or […]