Public Domain Cocktail Books


A quick post – we cannot thank The Noble Experiment enough for a handy dandy list of cocktail books in the public domain. Cheers!   Advertisements

Cocktails, 365 announces first-ever ‘Top Shelf Picks’ Award Winners


Cocktails, 365 – one of the Internets’ most popular “Regular Joe” cocktail blogs – is thrilled to announce the first-ever Top Shelf Picks. These have earned a permanent spot in the Cocktails, 365 test bar; and a guaranteed lifetime spot on the website. Bourbon – Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey. Beautifully spicy and expertly crafted. This is […]

A Tonic Apart – Jack Rudy Cocktail Co’s Small Batch Tonic


Words such as “handcrafted” and “artesian” and “small batch” can often be chalked up to clever marketing tactics. After all, there’s often times a good chance that your “small batch” whiskey isn’t actually small batch. Several articles have even been done on the fact that a good number of “micro-distilleries” actually buy a product from […]

The Ford Cocktail


June 9, 2013 (Day 30) – The Ford Cocktail Hailing from George Kappler’s Modern American Drinks (1895), the Ford Cocktail does not (obviously, to our history buffs) refer to Henry Ford of motorcar fame. Ted Haigh posits in his wonderful book Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails that it may have been named after Malcolm Webster […]

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, […]

Whiskey Smash


June 7, 2013 (Day 28) – Whiskey Smash The Professor Jerry Thomas described smashes as “a julep on a small plan.” Once you see the ingredients you’ll notice the similarities between this and just about any number of julep. (Adjustments in recipe are made, following the conversion that appear in Imbibe! by David Wondrich) 1/2 […]

Ramona


June 6, 2013 (Day 27) – Ramona Another one from good ol’ Bill Edwards How to Mix Drinks. 2 oz Old Tom Gin 1 oz fresh lemon juice 1 spring fresh mint Simple syrup to taste Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice (the bigger the better, you’re going to […]

Delmonico


June 6, 2013 (Day 27) – Delmonico There’s a lot of history to the Delmonico name. A lot of it comes from our favorite city – NYC. However, there’s even a little bit of history to the name in our hometown of Dodge City (or DCK as we’d call it if we’re pretending it’s more […]

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. […]

Long-Range Cocktail


June 3, 2013 (Day 25) – Long-Range Cocktail This recipe is taken from the 1895 book Modern American Drinks by George J. Kappeler. Annotations are our own for clarification between classic and modern terms. 2 dashes gum syrup 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 1 pony (1 oz) Italian (sweet) vermouth 1/2 pony (0.5 oz) Absinthe 1/2 […]