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Combining chemistry and cocktails may sound dangerous. However, mixologists are using scientific principles to manipulate the flavor and texture of their creations. Known as molecular mixology, this new style of cocktail-making includes things like powdered rum and coke, martini popsicles, alcoholic cotton candy and whiskey hamburgers.
Simpler concoctions include upscale Jell-O shots and spherical “ice cubes” that are actually frozen cocktails. Inspired by the culinary discipline of molecular gastronomy, cocktail chemists have applied many tricks … Read more
The theme for Mixology Monday this month is 19th-century cocktails. Living in San Francisco, naturally I was drawn to Pisco Punch. This famous cocktail came to be due to the large amount of Pisco available after the Gold Rush.
What is Pisco? It is a grape brandy from Peru. Just like French brandies, varieties range from rotgut to super premium. The main difference is that Pisco is aged, but not in barrels, rather ceramic or … Read more
I usually don’t recycle our Drink of the Week, but we figured once every 4 years is acceptable for honoring the opening of the Olympic Games. What can I say, this cocktail, aptly named “The Olympic,” wins a gold medal every time!
1 oz brandy
1 oz triple sec
1 oz orange juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini or cocktail glass. … Read more
Remy Martin recently partnered with artist David LaChapelle to create
a limited-edition VSOP bottle that unleashed the youthful energy of Remy Martin VSOP. Remy also asked LaChapelle to draw on the cognac’s origins, the cabaret scene at Parisian nightclubs during the Jazz Age. What he came up is a stunning bottle featuring a sensual woman dancing in a vibrant, intensely colored jungle with a powerful leopard leaping through the air.
Only 150,000 of these bottle … Read more
Dad is a classic and so are his cocktails.
No Midori Sours or piña coladas for good old Pops. Nope, our dad sips Manhattans and martinis. These are the cocktails that helped raise us all.
Father’s Day Links
Father’s Day Traditions from Around the World [Mental Floss]
Tailgator, Gas Powered Blender [DOTW]
Drinks for Dad: Classic Cocktails for Father’s Day
Father’s Day Masterclash: Heathcliff Huxtable vs. Al Bundy [Asylum]
Top 10 Manly Drinks … Read more
Seems like a good day for drinking? This day is one of fun, merriment and hoaxes. Of course, I have to work.
1 shot (1 ½ oz) of sour apple schnapps
½ oz grenadine
Fill a tall glass tumbler with ice. Add Sour Apple schnapps and grenadine. Fill remainder of tumbler with lemonade. Serve.
1 shot (1 ½ oz) of amaretto
1 shot (1 ½ oz) of vodka… Read more
Thank God it’s Friday! Dr. Dre is in the liquor biz and it is about time. Dre has partnered with Drinks Americas, of Trump Vodka fame, to produce a line of spirits and mixers.
First out of the gate will be Dr. Dre Cognac, straight out of Compton. Kidding, actually it is a fine cognac from France. Plans are in the works for a tequila and vodka as well.
Drinks Americas [via Luxist]… Read more
DOTW reader Gini was wondering what the right ingredients were for a Spanish Coffee. We did a bit of
digging and found that Gini was on the right track with the recipe she sent us:
1 oz cognac or brandy
1 oz Kahlúa
Fill with strong coffee
Whipped cream on top (optional)
Serve in a large espresso glass or footed mug.
We also found several variations on the theme including one that replaces … Read more
Recently introduced to the US, Canton – Indochine Originale, is a modern interpretation ginger-infused elixirs created in French Indochina during the 19th century. Canton is a super-premium ginger liqueur, handcrafted from an infusion of cognac with rare baby ginger, ginseng, vanilla beans, and a touch of honey.
The bottle, made to resemble a bamboo stalk, is one of the more creative we’ve seen.
The nose is unmistakably ginger. It does overpower, but I love it.… Read more