Addington Cocktail


Low ABV cocktails are all the rage in the US right now, and with good reason. This classic cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book combines sweet and dry vermouth for a lovely, balanced, low-ABV treat.

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Purple Rose of the Desert Sage


Back on June 14, the cocktail world celebrated National Bourbon Day. We celebrated, too, but perhaps a bit too much.

Bitters and Soda


It has been a long, long time since we’ve mixed up a mocktail for our daily update. However, the past several nights I’ve been snuggled up reading Brad Thomas Parsons’ outstanding history of aromatic bitters with wild visions of homemade bitters floating through our heads. And with us coming from a three-day weekend that is […]

Three Bourbon Cocktails for Derby Day That Aren’t Mint Juleps


While the Mint Julep is a damn fine cocktail (and one of our favorites), there are a lot of other options out there to tickle your Bourbon bone for Derby Day.

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.

Savoy Hotel Rickey


May 19, 2013 (Day 10) – Savoy Hotel Rickey This Sunday we head across the pond to build a Rickey created back in the late 1800s and named for the Savoy Hotel in London that started it all. Now, all honesty this doesn’t come from the massively famous Savoy Hotel Cocktail book. This is actually the […]

Amaranth Cocktail


May 17, 2013 (Day 8) – Amaranth Cocktail One thing about scouring these classic cocktails is you realize something – the majority of cocktails from the late 1800s use basically two spirits – whiskey and gin. Now, what’s cool about this is that it does actually specify what kind of whiskey and gin (why yes, […]

Whiskey Sour


May 15, 2013 (Day 7) – Whiskey Sour We were so pleased with last night’s cocktail from the Professor that we decided to crack open his tome once more to have a gander at some other whiskey cocktails. Many cocktail books of days gone by – and hell, for that matter, days gone now – […]

Russian Standard Gold Part Two: Bolshoi Basil Green


This one comes straight from the folks at Russian Standard. 1.5 oz Russian Standard Gold 1 oz fresh lime juice 3 fresh sprigs basil 2 tsp simple syrup Club Soda Muddle the basil and simple syrup in a high ball glass. Fill the glass with ice and then add the vodka, lime juice and club […]

PAMA Breeze


March 2, 2012 (Day 339) — PAMA Breeze With the weather cooperating and seeming to tease and early spring, we’ll focus on some lighter fare. 1 oz PAMA 1 oz white rum .5 oz fresh lime juice 1 tsp fine sugar Club soda to top Combine all the of the ingredients in a rocks glass […]