Whiskey Smash


June 7, 2013 (Day 28) – Whiskey Smash The Professor Jerry Thomas described smashes as “a julep on a small plan.” Once you see the ingredients you’ll notice the similarities between this and just about any number of julep. (Adjustments in recipe are made, following the conversion that appear in Imbibe! by David Wondrich) 1/2 […]

Hanky Panky


May 31, 2013 (Day 22) – Hanky Panky This cocktail originally appeared in the Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock in 1930.  1.5 oz gin 1.5 oz sweet vermouth 2 dashes Fernet Branca Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist orange peel over the top the drink and then drop the peel in. Fernet […]

Gin and White Rock


May 30, 2013 (Day 21) – Gin and White Rock This cocktail originally appeared in Shake ‘Em Up! by Virginia Elliott & Phil D. Stong in 1932. 1.5 oz gin 1 tsp sugar White Rock seltzer water to top Dissolve one teaspoon of sugar in the bottom of a tall glass. Add two a dashes of […]

Arnaud’s Special Cocktail


May 29, 2013 (Day 20) – Arnaud’s Special Cocktail This cocktail originally appeared in Bottoms Up by Ted Saucier in 1951.  2 oz scotch 1 oz Dubonnet Rouge 3 dashes orange bitters Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnished with an orange twist. As […]

Planter’s


May 27, 2013 (Day 18) – Planter’s This recipe appeared in How to Mix Drinks by Bill Edwards, published in 1936. 1.5 oz dark rum 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice 1.5 oz fresh orange juice Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake well – at least 30 seconds or […]