Angler Cocktail


The Angler Cocktail falls under a similar umbrella for several of the drinks we’ve already mixed – heady, bitter, and powerful. And also – brown.

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Alexander’s Sister Cocktail


What you end up with – especially if you’re using the heavier shit-bag creme de menthes available in your local liquor store – is something that is primarily dominated by mint and… and well that’s about it.

Viva Villa


Brilliant in its simplicity – the Viva Villa features tequila front and center with the remaining ingredients playing the Pips to the tequila’s Gladys Knight.

York Special


August 28, 2013 (Day 111) – York Special There was period in pre-Prohibition cocktails where vermouths, ports, sherries, and other heady wines held sway. It was their court, and they really ran the show. If you’re an intrepid cocktail archeologist, it means you have to look through these heavy, heady drinks even if you’re not […]

Young Man


August 27, 2013 (Day 110) – Young Man The creepily-named young man is a slightly modified version of the original drink that first garnered the name “Cocktail.” It’s a spirit and bitters. More or less. 3 oz brandy 1 oz French (dry) vermouth 1 dash angostura bitters 2 dashes orange curaçao Combine all the ingredients […]

Prestoman


August 26, 2013 (Day 109) – Prestoman Another pre-Prohibition cocktail, the Prestoman utilizes those ever-popular spirits from the era – brandy and absinthe. Also much like the pre-Prohibition era, it’s full of booze. 4 oz brandy 1 oz Italian (sweet) vermouth 1 oz fresh orange juice 1 dash absinthe Combine the ingredients in a cocktail […]

Whiz-Bang


August 25, 2013 (Day 107) – Whiz-Bang The term Whiz-Bang first showed up in the popular vernacular (or, at least as far linguists can tell) around 1915. It’s used to describe a “one that is conspicuous for noise, speed, excellence, or startling effect.” It also re-entered the lexicon around the 1960s when The Music Man […]

Princess Mary


August 24, 2013 (Day 107) – Princess Mary You know, we’ve been hitting the brutal cocktails pretty hard lately. I think we’re long overdue for a foofy cocktail. The problem, you have to understand, is that there really aren’t a lot foofy classic cocktails. Our grandparents, great-grandparents, and their ancestors loved their booze. And, they […]

Pineapple Bronx


August 23, 2013 (Day 106) – Pineapple Bronx It seems to surprise many people that exotic fruits such as pineapple were featured so prominently in pre-prohibition cocktails. However, as more and more people became flush with money, access to these fruits became easier, not to mention the status it instilled in those who could fork […]

Negroni


August 21, 2013 (Day 104) – Negroni I was legitimately surprised, digging through the archives of Cocktails, 365, to discover that we hadn’t covered the traditional Negroni. This drink has one of the best flavor-complexity-to-mixing-difficulty ratios you’ll find the classic cocktail world. It’s one of the easiest drinks to make, and also one that’s almost […]