Orange Blossom Cocktail


May 21, 2013 (Day 12) – Orange Blossom Cocktail Today is our lovely executive editor’s birthday! As such we figured we’d dig deep back into a 1932 tome for some classic gin cocktails, seeing as gin is her favorite libation. This one comes from the 1932 cocktail book Shake ‘Em Up. Orange Blossom Cocktail 1.5 […]

Brain-Duster


May 20, 2013 (Day 11) – Brain-Duster We return to the Professor’s book for this beast of a cocktail that has what has to be considered probably the most accurate name in the history of cocktails. It’s called a Brain-Duster and it makes me think of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Its effects are similar to having […]

Savoy Hotel Rickey


May 19, 2013 (Day 10) – Savoy Hotel Rickey This Sunday we head across the pond to build a Rickey created back in the late 1800s and named for the Savoy Hotel in London that started it all. Now, all honesty this doesn’t come from the massively famous Savoy Hotel Cocktail book. This is actually the […]

Blackthorn Cocktail


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 […]

Amaranth Cocktail


May 17, 2013 (Day 8) – Amaranth Cocktail One thing about scouring these classic cocktails is you realize something – the majority of cocktails from the late 1800s use basically two spirits – whiskey and gin. Now, what’s cool about this is that it does actually specify what kind of whiskey and gin (why yes, […]

Gin Daisy


May 16, 2013 (Day 7) – Gin Daisy It’s official. Call the morality police. We’re in love with Jerry Thomas. Or at least his book. We’ve never met the man, seeing as we are drastically short on our TARDIS supply. Gin Daisy 3 or 4 dashes of Orgeat, or gum syrup 3 dashes of Maraschino […]

Whiskey Sour


May 15, 2013 (Day 7) – Whiskey Sour We were so pleased with last night’s cocktail from the Professor that we decided to crack open his tome once more to have a gander at some other whiskey cocktails. Many cocktail books of days gone by – and hell, for that matter, days gone now – […]

Cocktails, 365 in the Tasting Panel Magazine


We’re thrilled to announce that our founder and editor-in-chief Mark Vierthaler has an article in the May edition of The Tasting Panel magazine. Check out his article on page 38. http://digital.copcomm.com/i/126443/4

Whiskey Cocktail


May 14, 2013 (Day 6) – Whiskey Cocktail The Bartender’s Guide: How to Mix Drinks Or the Bon Vivant’s Companion by Jerry Thomas is regularly considered the grandaddy of all cocktail books. In fact, it’s first run printing in 1862 seems to, at least historically, put it as the first cocktail book to be published in […]

Lawhill


May 12, 2013 (Day 5) – Lawhill The spiciness of rye lends some excellent complexity to cocktails that aren’t present in other whiskeys. That spiciness can also bring out different layers of flavors in other super-powered liquors such as absinthe. Lawhill 2 oz rye whiskey 1 oz dry vermouth 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 dash […]