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 […]

Southern Cocktail

June 4, 2013 (Day 26) – Southern Cocktail This recipe appeared in the 1932 book Shake ‘Em Up! by Virginia Elliott & Phil D. Stong. This book is particularly fun to read through, as it offers up not just cocktail recipes, but also the right hors d’oeuvres to serve with each one. In more ways than one, […]

Ragged Company

January 13, 2010 (Day 348) — Ragged Company There are some drinks that, by virtue of their names alone, conjure images. To me, tonight’s drink is one of them. Ragged Company is older drink from the south, featuring that lovely base spirit bourbon. So, naturally, seeing the location and the name I can’t help but […]

Vieux Carré

January 2, 2011 (Day 337) — Vieux Carré My amazingly wonderful wife is in the kitchen putting together a nice southern lunch: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried okra. My mouth is watering just smelling the smelly smells wafting from the kitchen. That means, since we’re having a nice, southern lunch, we should have a nice, […]