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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
The 1920′s revelry, glitz and glamor are roaring back in a big way this year, thanks to the highly anticipated premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.
See below for a twist on a classic cocktail with Purity Vodka, perfect for those looking to get their “Gatsby” on this summer.
This cocktail was inspired by a few factors. Most of all I wanted to take it in a different direction and have been experimenting with flavor combinations that one would think wouldn’t necessarily work well together. The 2 main keys are the bitters and cucumber syrup that play very nicely with each other. Using bitters as a main ingredient isn’t exactly the most common practice, adding that to cucumber syrup then adding gin which gives … Read more
Gift baskets can be a fun way to give the gift of cocktails this holiday season. The idea is simple: Pick a cocktail your recipient will love, then get the ingredients and package them in a gift box or basket … along with copy of DIY Cocktails, of course. …Read More
If you love Tiki Drinks like we do, this is one of the grandaddies of the genre. Created by Don the Beachcomer in 1934, the recipe was top secret. Don even instituted a two Zombie limit to keep the competition from figuring it out. Maybe it could have been that they were really strong as well!
The recipe we have here was adapted by Tiki Historian Jeff Barry for his book, Sippin’ Safari, a must … Read more
Tomorrow is Bastille Day! In honor of French Independence Day, this week’s drink is the Champagne Cocktail. The Champagne Cocktail combines two of France’s best contributions to the world of booze – Champagne and Cognac! While the recipe says that the Cognac is optional, it really isn’t. The drink is much better with Cognac, but seriously, what isn’t? So, raise a toast to the French – Viva La France!
This week’s drink was is an original creation of mixologist Ben Smith of 15 Romolo in San Francisco. In his words:
“It’s kind of a play off a Trinidad Sour. Which is 2 oz Angostura bitters and 1 oz lemon. The New North Beach is a contemporary version with hints of vanilla from the carpano and light notes of cinnamon and spice from the amaro balanced with the acid of lemon, all rounded out by
As more and more distilleries open around the world, many are embracing the use of sustainable methods. The week’s drink come to us from Pisco Portón, a Peruvian mosto verde pisco, committed to sustainability. It is made at the oldest working distillery in the Americas, Hacienda la Caravedo, a distillery that combines age-old Pisco making traditions with eco-friendly modern technology, including:
A roof garden that naturally converts carbon dioxide emitted by fermentation into oxygen, reducing
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