I haven’t updated Cocktails, 365 since July of 2016.
I promise that there’s a very good reason for this. First and foremost – I got a new job. I got a new job within the industry that I deeply love. Six months ago I started as the Director of Marketing/Distiller for Boot Hill Distillery in my hometown of Dodge City, Kansas.
Unfortunately, that means some of my other passions have had to take a bit of a backseat until I could get my feet on the ground and learn how to distill spirits on a production level.
The Cockatils, 365 drought ends today, however. (I know. A day AFTER the New Year. Five points to House Vierthaler for planning ahead…)
I also feel like I should return to the original impetus of the Cocktails, 365 blog.
That is – making and sharing unique cocktail every single day for 365 days.
Rather than simply close my eyes and pick a random cocktail each day, however, I’ve decided to refresh my memory and try my hand at a number of classic cocktails.
The Savoy Project
Specifically, I will be referencing the 2013 Martino Publishing reprint of Craddock’s 1930 original text. That’s over 750 cocktails. Two years of cocktails, baby.
I’m certainly not the first person to have ever done this. I would encourage you to check out Erik Ellestad’s Savoy Stomp, which undertook the same project back in the halcyon days of 2008.
However, the Savoy Cocktail Book will simply be the first in a series of classic cocktail books that I will pour through (pun intended), with the intention of making every single recipe.
Assuming I have proper access to the ingredients.
If the recipe calls for so-called “dead” ingredients, I will handcraft the ingredients to the best of my ability. If I cannot handcraft the ingredients, I will use the closest modern equivalent.
For four years straight, I made, photographed, and reviewed a unique cocktail every single day.
It’s time for that again.
For consistencies, each cocktail will post at 7 p.m. Central Time on cocktails365.com, as well as the Cocktails, 365 Facebook and Twitter pages. The cocktail photos will also appear on the Cocktails, 365 Instagram page.
For some behind-the-scenes shots at setting up and making the cocktails (as well as some random food porn), be sure to check out my personal Instagram page as well.
I hope you’ll join me. It’s good to be back.