Homestead


August 20, 2013 (Day 103) – Homestead Sometimes the best cocktails are the simplest. There’s an honesty in these cocktails that allows each of the spirits’ abilities to shine through. However, that also means that the onus is on you as the bartender/mixologist/random-ass drunk guy at the party to make sure that you’re using high-enough […]

Bicyclette


Originally posted on Cocktails, 365:
April 20, 2010 (Day 80) — Bicyclette To me, the Campari brand is something that embodies class. Prestige. It’s not a liquor you often see simply sitting behind the bar at your local dive (which have their own awesome array of boozes, mind you). But, when I hear Campari mentioned, I…

Maiden’s Blush


August 19, 2013 (Day 102) Maiden’s Blush (today’s cocktail) is one of those cocktails that you’re not entirely sure how it got its name. Sure, you could claim it’s the bright pink color brought on by the grenadine. However, this name is deceptive. This is not a soft, delicate drink that would bring color to […]

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 […]

Astoria


August 17, 2013 (Day 100) – Astoria We’re already on to day 100? Wow, these things move fast. 1.5 oz gin 0.75 oz dry vermouth 2 dashes orange bitters Lemon twist for garnish  

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.

Happy National Rum Day!


August 16, 2013 – Happy National Rum Day In celebration of National Rum Day – a uniquely American holiday celebrating a uniquely Caribbean spirit – we’re breaking with tradition. Instead, we’re heading to Thailand. Go to Mechanics of Style by Girard-Perregaux and check out our review of Phraya Rum, as well as a classic and original […]

E. Nos


August 15, 2013 (Day 98) – E. Nos This little beauty appeared in the 1930 edition of the Savoy Cocktail Book. 2 oz dry gin (we used The Botanist by Bruicladdich) 1 oz French (dry) vermouth 3 dashes absinthe Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and then shake well. Strain into […]

Saratoga Brace Up


August 14, 2013 (Day 97) – Saratoga Brace Up We’re spending some time with the Professor this evening for a drink that’s just a little bit shocking when you take a close look at the ingredients. The Saratoga Brace Up. Take 1 table-spoonful of fine white sugar. 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. 4 dashes of […]

Angel’s Kiss


August 12, 2013 (Day 96) – Angel’s Kiss This recipe appears in What Shall We Drink by Magnus Bredenbek (1934). It serves as a companion drink to the Devil’s Delight we featured earlier. Here’s a drink from Canada sure to appeal to the ladies. It’s a dainty drink and deserves the dainty type of cocktail glass. […]