Green Room


Equal parts delightful and frustrating because it offers no preparation tips – just ingredients.

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 […]

Long-Range Cocktail


June 3, 2013 (Day 25) – Long-Range Cocktail This recipe is taken from the 1895 book Modern American Drinks by George J. Kappeler. Annotations are our own for clarification between classic and modern terms. 2 dashes gum syrup 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 1 pony (1 oz) Italian (sweet) vermouth 1/2 pony (0.5 oz) Absinthe 1/2 […]

Fairbank Cocktail


May 28, 2013 (Day 19) – Fairbank Cocktail This cocktail originally appeared in ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry McElhone in 1922. 1.75 oz gin .75 oz dry vermouth 2 dashes orange bitters 2 dashes créme de noyeaux Stir in a mixing glass filled with ice and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish […]

Perfect Manhattan


May 23, 2013 (Day 14) – Perfect Martini My first experience with the Perfect Manhattan, truthfully, comes from The Simpsons. More specifically the third season episode “Bar the Murderer” where Bart becomes a bartender for the mafia. They ask him for a Perfect Manhattan. Perfect Manhattan  2 oz rye 1 oz dry vermouth 1 oz sweet […]

Lawhill


May 12, 2013 (Day 5) – Lawhill The spiciness of rye lends some excellent complexity to cocktails that aren’t present in other whiskeys. That spiciness can also bring out different layers of flavors in other super-powered liquors such as absinthe. Lawhill 2 oz rye whiskey 1 oz dry vermouth 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 dash […]

Highland Fling


May 10, 2013 (Day 2) – Highland Fling Thanks to the hooklike words and catchy rhythms of Spamalot, Monty Python is the only thing we can think of whenever we hear the term “Highland Fling.” Because, you know Monty Python AND Broadway Musicals are the way you get the laaaaaadieees. Nevertheless, the Highland Fling is both a dance […]

Hendrick’s Gin Part Two: Traditional Martini


The true history of the Martini is shrouded in mystery, which truthfully only seems fitting. After all, isn’t it the mystery of it all that draws the thoughts back towards the quality of the creation as opposed to the origin? After all, no one is entirely sure when and where the wheel was invented. We can just […]

ORIGINAL — Cynic


January 14, 2012 (Day 291) — Cynic We’re not overtly fond of the term “cynic” It’s so negative. Although, some jackass would probably just come up with a worse one. Yeah, we probably tend to be cynics. 2 oz Wild Turkey 81 1 oz Cynar Artichoke Bitters Dash dry vermouth Combine the ingredients in a […]

MONDAY MORNING REVIEW — Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper


December 5, 2011 — Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper Earlier this fall, Southern Comfort decided to try and expand it’s market share with another flavor iteration. They already have Southern Comfort and Lime, which looked to snag the market of people too damn lazy to squeeze a lime into their glass. Now they’re capitalizing on the […]