The Fog Cutter Cocktail or Fogcutter Cocktail is a classic TIki drink. It was created by Tony Ramos a bartender at Don the Beachcomber in Hollywood sometime in the 1930s. Not for the faint of heart, they say if you are a bit foggy headed, this one will cut right through. … Read more
With Independence Day around the corner we felt this appropriately named cocktail made with American Gin distilled in Philadelphia fit the bill. The American Beauty is refreshing blend of Bluecoat gin, fresh lemon juice, raspberries and mint accentuates the seasonal bounty while paying homage to stars and stripes.
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Dubonnet was created in the 1840s as a way to make Quinine more palatable for French Foreign Legion Troops. The Quinine helps fight Malaria. The Dubonnet Cocktail surfaced in the early 1900s. It came about as Dubonnet is not great straight,but pairs nicely with gin. Know as the Zaza when served over ice, the Doubonnet Cocktail has become a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II. It was also a favorite of her Mum’s.
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This week’s drink of the week is an ode to the 1934 film, The Thin Man. We picked 1934 as it was the first year after the legalization of booze and no movie better depicts cocktail culture than The Thin Man. While the Thin Man was nominated for many awards that year, it didn’t clean up at the 7th Annual Academy Awards – the awards went to It Happened One Night. Yet, today, The Thin … Read more