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 […]

Negroni

Negroni

August 21, 2013 (Day 104) – Negroni I was legitimately surprised, digging through the archives of Cocktails, 365, to discover that we hadn’t covered the traditional Negroni. This drink has one of the best flavor-complexity-to-mixing-difficulty ratios you’ll find the classic cocktail world. It’s one of the easiest drinks to make, and also one that’s almost […]

Hula-Hula

Hula-Hula

August 18, 2013 (Day 101) – Hula-Hula We’re busting out How to Mix Drinks once more, in all its Spartan, bare-bones glory. 2 oz dry gin 1 oz curacao 1 oz fresh orange juice Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake well and then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an […]

Devil’s Delight Cocktail

Devil's Delight Cocktail

August 10, 2013 (Day 93) – Devil’s Delight Cocktail This version of the recipe appears in the 1935 book What Shall We Drink by Magnus Bredenbek. 1 oz scotch whiskey 1 oz Bacardi rum 1 oz orange bitters 1 tablespoon gum syrup (Quick note: 1 oz of orange bitters is a bit ridiculous. We’d recommend just […]

Improved Gin Cocktail

Improved Gin Cocktail

June 8, 2013 (Day 29) – Improved Gin Cocktail We’re going back to the old, old, incredibly old school beats of where the term “cocktail” actually originated. You see, a cocktail, in the classic definition, isn’t anything close to the umbrella term we use today, dedicated to every single mixed drink that included alcohol. No, […]

Blackthorn Cocktail

blackthorn

May 18, 2013 (Day 9) – Blackthorn Cocktail Pre-Prohibition cocktails and post-Prohibition cocktails tend to share a lot of similarities. Whereas the development of cocktail recipes seems to outpace a good number of other culinary crafts, those few decades with nothing but speakeasies seems to have somewhat stunted the creation of a new generation of […]

Man o’ War

Manowar1920

April 19, 2011 (Day 23) — Man o’ War According to the interwebs, Man o’ War is considered one of the greatest Thoroughbred racehorses  ever. According to Wikipedia, during his career just after World War I, he won 20 of 21 races and $249,465 in purses. Meanwhile, the Porteguese Man o’ War is one of […]

Tuna on Rye

tuna_on_rye

March 29, 2011 (Day 2) — Tuna on Rye Rye cocktails. Pure class. This evening’s cocktail features a cocktail with strange name, but a delicious taste. Those are always the kinds of drinks that I like. Deceptively deceptive. Aaaaaaahhhhh, yeah. Tuna on Rye • 1 1/2 oz rye whiskey • 1 oz sweet vermouth • […]

Whisper

Nathan Greene

January 30, 2011 (Day 365) — Whisper Wow… so this is it. Tonight marks exactly one year since I began this blog —  a lark to entertain family and friends. Since then, I’ve had tens of thousands of visits to the site, hundreds of visits a day, made new connections, learned more about liquor and […]