The Manhattan cocktail may be the best know whiskey cocktail. Of course, the aren’t forgetting the Old Fashioned, OK maybe it is a tie. Although it’s origins are in dispute (like most cocktails), the Manhattan cocktail originated in Manhattan (Surprise!) sometime during the 1870’s.
Served up or on the rocks, a basic Manhattan cocktail consists of Bourbon or Rye, purists insist on Rye, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters. Unless asked for it a proper Manhattan … Read more
Hemingway didn’t just write great novels. Papa was a world class drinker. The man does have a Daiquiri named after him, after all. The Hemingway Daiquiri was created by Constantino Ribalaigua at El Floridita, in Havana during the author’s time living there. They say that Hemingway ordered these by the double, giving the drink the nickname “Papa Dobles”. … Read more
June is a month tailor-made for cocktails.
From Father’s Day to National Martini Day to Summer Solstice or Midsummer, there’s plenty to celebrate. For the latter, in Sweden, the special day (June 21) is marked by 24 hours of sunlight as well as what, by all accounts, is the party of the year.
Whether or not you plan to celebrate like a Swede –-complete with Smörgåsbords, songs, and dance– we hope you’ll join us in … Read more