The Real Georgia Mint Julep


June 2, 2013 (Day 24) – The Real Georgia Mint Julep Another tipple pulled from the genius mind of America’s first celebrity mixologist, Professor Jerry Thomas. The first thing many people notice about this is that, according to Thomas, a real Mint Julep is made with Cognac as opposed to bourbon. Take 1 tea-spoonful of […]

Morning Glory Cocktail


June 1, 2013 (Day 23) – Morning Glory Cocktail The Morning Glory Cocktail originally appeared in The Professor’s original cocktail book. Like many from that time, it was meant to be drank in the morning. Mainly to waylay feeling like death warmed over from the previous night’s drinking. It was vicious cycle. Take 3 dashes […]

Brain-Duster


May 20, 2013 (Day 11) – Brain-Duster We return to the Professor’s book for this beast of a cocktail that has what has to be considered probably the most accurate name in the history of cocktails. It’s called a Brain-Duster and it makes me think of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Its effects are similar to having […]

Gin Daisy


May 16, 2013 (Day 7) – Gin Daisy It’s official. Call the morality police. We’re in love with Jerry Thomas. Or at least his book. We’ve never met the man, seeing as we are drastically short on our TARDIS supply. Gin Daisy 3 or 4 dashes of Orgeat, or gum syrup 3 dashes of Maraschino […]

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 – […]

Whiskey Cocktail


May 14, 2013 (Day 6) – Whiskey Cocktail The Bartender’s Guide: How to Mix Drinks Or the Bon Vivant’s Companion by Jerry Thomas is regularly considered the grandaddy of all cocktail books. In fact, it’s first run printing in 1862 seems to, at least historically, put it as the first cocktail book to be published in […]