Articles Tagged: classic cocktails

Manhattan Cocktail

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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

Happy National Daiquiri Day!

post iconThe Daiquri hails from Cuba where it was invented by an American businessman during the Spanish-American war. It has since acquired a bit of fame and was rumored to be one of Hemingway’s favorite drinks. Given Hemingway’s voracious appetite for booze, I can’t imagine that he had only one favorite drink. The original Daiquri was a simple, yet delicious drink, consisting of only three ingredients – rum, lime and sugar – served shaken and in a cocktail glass. Clearly, this is a drink that has taken on a life of it’s own in the last hundred plus years. But, I do have to admit that on a hot day, the blended Daiquri is pretty tasty as well. …Read More

Tom Collins

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The Tom Collins is a great drink to beat the heat on a hot Summer day and it a fascinating origin. Of course, the origin of the Tom Collins is disputed. 

Back in the Summer of 1974 bar patrons in the Northeastern United States began playing a practical joke on their friends know as the the Great Tom Collins Hoax of 1874 As the gag went, one friend would ask another if he knew Tom … Read more

Bloody Mary

post iconThe Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail of Tomato Juice, vodka and other ingredients …Read More

Drink What They Drink On Mad Men

post iconWith another season of Mad Men starting up, w thought we’d dip in the archive and pull out some classic they’d be enjoying in the 1960s. …Read More

Fog Cutter Cocktail

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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

Super Bowl Cocktail Throwdown – San Francisco vs. Baltimore

post iconSuper Bowl XLVII is set between San Francisco and Baltimore. 49ers vs Ravens. San Francisco Bay vs. Chesapeake Bay. Blue Crab vs. Dungeness Crab. So what about drinks? We picked a ‘team’ for each Super Bowl City. …Read More

Burke’s Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes – Literary Monday

post iconMr. Burke was very particular and fastidious in his instructions. This trait shines through in his instructions from eating while drinking, whether those drinks are wine or cocktails, to the number of shakes or stirs to execute the perfect cocktail. According to Mr. Burke, cocktails should accompany appetizers and he provides a number of appetizer recipes. Interestingly enough, a number of these recipes call for anchovies, something that most Americans wouldn’t touch with a ten foot poll in the 21st century but that are so delicious if you give them a try. …Read More

Cocktail Casting Call: Mad Men

post iconThe hottest Madison Avenue firm on television is back! This Sunday Mad Men kicks off it’s fifth season on AMC and you better not be caught with an empty glass when the show starts… …Read More

Dutch Negroni

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This week’s drink is a twist on the classic Negroni. Rather than using a London Dry Gin, this Negroni uses Genever, from which Gin originated.

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Bols Genever
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth

Directions:
Stir all ingredients with ice, strain into a pre-chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a large orange zest.

Courtesy of Bols Genever.

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