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Originating in the 1890s, the Floradora is a fresh cool highball cocktail that still stands tall in the 21st century. The refreshing combo of raspberries, gin, lime and a bite of ginger beer is just right on a summer’s eve. The trick with this drink is to pick a gin that is not overly junipery (yep that’s a word). We like Hendrick’s.
3 parts gin
1 part fresh lime juice
Fresh Raspberries… Read more
With tomorrow, May 21st, being the date pegged for Armageddon things could get a little hairy. To ease the pain, we figured this 1935 classic was a perfect fit. Absinthe and Champagne… might as well go out in boozy style! Apparently, Ernest Hemingway created this lovely cocktail as his contribution to a celebrity recipe collection. Mr. Hemingway recommends, “Drink three to five of these slowly.”
1 ½ oz absinthe
4 oz chilled Champagne… Read more
Give your guests brunch’s heaviest hitter
This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it
No offense to the Bellini, but on some Sunday mornings — you know which ones — peach fuzz and bubbles won’t cut through the haze. You need a Bloody Mary, the one steel-toed cocktail that can stand up to unholy sunshine and ESPN and Meet the Press. The next time you need to rally guests for a mid-morning meal, break out … Read more
5 Ways to Drink Like an Old Man
By Carly Wray
This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it.
Old-man bars live and die by their regulars. Not regulars as in the guy behind the counter sort of remembers your order from your last visit—regulars as in Charlie’s been sitting on that stool since the end of the Nixon administration. The bartender knows his kids, busts his chops, and pours his drinks as stiff as he did … Read more
The Obituary Cocktail is a New Orleans classic believed to have been invented at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter. Try it with Bluecoat American gin and Vieux Carre Absinthe, which was developed as homage to the neighborhood where the drink was born.… Read more
Father’s Day is coming up and we know that dad likes his cocktails. We’ve put together a collection of cocktails that should make day a happy camper. The collection is full of manly classics, just like you, Dad. Of course, I am sure we’ve missed a few. What is your Dad’s signature cocktails? Let us know in the comments.
Father’s Day Drinks… Read more